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What's the best chord there is?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Old Cane, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. Old Cane

    Old Cane Poster Extraordinaire

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    I like Cmaj7th. It's like the best chord ever. I remember hearing it when I was a kid and thinking that when I get older I want to play that chord.

    I just got a little tired of these "best" threads and thought I'd ask a silly question too. Can't beat 'em (without jail time), may as well join in the sillyness.
     
  2. Chewy

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    This one's not silly, every guitarist know it's E.
     
  3. meric

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    gimme a C.....a nice bouncy C.......
     
  4. Aiden

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    G major, cause it was the first chord I ever learned
    and it got me started on a long road of playing guitar.
     
  5. didikai

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    I'll go along with E........
    although C is not bad either......
    But Danny Gatton played a mean A
     
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    I like all of those fancy jazz chords with numbers, but the best is a simple I IV V in A that you can solo the crap out of..
     
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    :lol: martin short
     
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    Though it's called the "Jimi Hendrix" chord it was SRV who seems to have gotten the most mileage out of it. Dominant 7#9 played just about anywhere on the neck. If you want some serious "oomph" in your Blues, try one of these instead of doing a standard turnaround or place it at the end the turnaround or like Hendrix just play the frigging chord!
     
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    How about a Cadd9 ??? For some reason I like this one a lot
     
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    I once saw Robert Fripp playing a chord that spanned about 9 frets. It sounded pretty cool but no one else in the world would be able to play it.
     
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    Any 7#9 (especially G)
     
  12. keatonmyrick

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    Cm/maj9add6add11(b13)(+11)/E
     
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    1st chord ... A Hard Day's Night ... no question
     
  14. Tele-Monster

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    For me its A. Favorite key to solo in and a good key for me to sing in.
     
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    Mu chord
     
  16. 68thinline

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    I dunno. I'm starting to get into these diminished chords.

    I like that there's only three of them and you can just slide them up and down the neck in intervals of three. :D

    I just wish I knew what to do with them. :lol:
     
  17. Ted M

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    The Steely Dan chord! Basically an add9, but with the third also played, correct? Peg is full of these chords.

    I also like #11 chords when I'm in a jazzy mood. This seems to be the preferred ending chord for standards if you want a dissonant freaky sounding last chord. It's almost becoming a cliche -
     
  18. emzc

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    Easy inversions...
     
  19. emzc

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    Exactly, not a sus2, a kind of add2, because the 1, 2 and 3 must be successives.
     
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    Depends on the the preceding chord.
     
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