what s the name of that chord please ?

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  1. johnny k

    johnny k Friend of Leo's

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    I wonder what kind of chord changes you guys would have played though. If you could post tabs, i m curious.
     
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    Nobody is playing anything so far since i m trying to make that tune. I need to know what i m playing first, then i ll try to show it to my friends.
     
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    So far it s just a loop, so F6 - G7 - Bbm - F

    I don't really like the sound of the Dm7 here, though i tried to play it this way
    e-5-
    b-6-
    g-5-
    d-7-
    a-5-

    though i think this one works better. That s a Dm7 right ?
    e-1-
    b-1-
    g-2-
    d-0-

    By the way, i know zippo about theory.

    edit the chords coming after this part, assuming this is a verse, are D7 / G7/ C7 /F6
     
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    I had a look at these websites, but i thought having your opinions was worth it.

    And since i don t know much about theory, here s what the website you linked told me for the 1st chord.

    F6no3/C, Dm7no5/C, Csus4no5add2

    That s a bit far fetched to me. I don t drink manhattans folks.
     
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    Can be several chords. A Dm7/C without the fifth(A), Csus4add9 wtouth the fifth((G), Csus2add11 without the fifth(G).
     
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    If I understand this time


    With the A on the 5th, you're playing an Am11#5.
     
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    F.
    As written it's a iii II iv I progression. *You could think of that first chord as a I chord (F6 sans the root), which is how I hear it.
     
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    I wish i could talk sheet music, but i don t. Just a bit from my flute playing in elementary school. Anyway, this one doesn t sound as good as this one.

    open d, a, c, f.

    e-5-
    b-6-
    g-5-
    d-7-
    a-5-
    e---

    I don t speak much theory, so from the lowest string (a) here are the notes d, a, c, f, a.
    Seems like i have the minor note, and the seventh of the D chord.

    I really appreciate the help from you music connoisseur and fancy cocktail drinkers. I ll be right back, i ve got 25 years of music theory lacking, i m going to catch up and be back in another 25 years.
     
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    Johnny, what I found at that site was illuminating...and sort of humorous in a way. When you get into chords with more than three notes, things can get very interesting. I plY by ear, but I find it interesting to figure out what I find...relative to the key.
     
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    I don't think in key terms though. I go the easiest way. But i guess you could go with substitutions, but i try to keep it easy. 3 notes more than your usual chords ? that s just mickey baker plain unamericain.

    If you had fun with those arpeggios, i had fun with them.

    I hope i didn t open a portal to hell.
     
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    Assuming you mean:
    "e-1-" means 1st string, 1st fret = the note "F"
    "b-3-" means 2nd string, 3rd fret = the note "D"
    "g-5-" means 3rd string, 5th fret = the note "C"

    We'd need any other chords in the progression to determine context.
    Any of the three notes (F, D, or C) could be the root of the chord.
    But you knew that.
    With F as the root, it's an F6.
    With D as the root, it's a D minor7.
    With C as the root, it's a C9 sus4, or a C sus4 add9.
    Or, a G7sus4.
    Or, a Bb9, or Bb add2.
    Or, an E7+5-9. (Resolve this to an A major7).
    Who needs roots?
    Roots are for bass players.:)
     
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    I fail at chord naming.

    Any way, a couple of shapes to try in your progression:

    e-3--5--
    b-2--2--
    g-3--3--
     
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    I agree, except I'd call the first chord Bbadd2. To me, when you arpeggiate those first three notes: xxx531, the sound is the add2 or add9 sound, and in this case its tonic wants to be Bb, to my ears.
     
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    I can hear it like that now that you point it out but my ears still like that first chord as an F. Among other things, it's the last four chords of the verse of Blackbird - "you were only waiting for this moment to arise".
     
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    Wouldn't Dm7 be the vi in this case? vi>II V happens all the time.
     
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    You can hang any name on it you choose but it will still be a plain simple E mi..
     
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    But it wasn't, as I had indeed misunderstood the question
     
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    I don't like them "name the chord" algorithms because they don't take context into account.
     
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