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Jeff W.
Posted 2006-12-14 10:07 PM (#226584 - in reply to #226559)
Subject: Re: Whats your least favorite chord..


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Originally posted by gh1:
For you folks with the three finger A chord problem -- assuming you are trying to i,m,a on strings 4,3,2 -- try m,i,a instead. May help

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gh1
Try as I might, I can only "barre" an 'A'
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fillhixx
Posted 2006-12-14 10:28 PM (#226585 - in reply to #226559)
Subject: Re: Whats your least favorite chord..



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Three fingers for an A chord?
Try
00xxx0
xx111x

or
00xxx0
xx222x

or
00xxx0
xx3330

Whichever you can bend easiest. Major bonus!..it leaving many fingers free for flailing a other strings.
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45flint
Posted 2006-12-14 10:31 PM (#226586 - in reply to #226559)
Subject: Re: Whats your least favorite chord..


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The chord is piano's gift to guitar E flat. I know I can capo one and transpose but usual when I am playing praise band easier to just bar it up high and suffer through.
Steve
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Jeff W.
Posted 2006-12-14 10:33 PM (#226587 - in reply to #226559)
Subject: Re: Whats your least favorite chord..


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that's wud I'm saying, Greg....
I can do all those.... bend all but the last ;)
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TRboy
Posted 2006-12-14 10:55 PM (#226588 - in reply to #226559)
Subject: Re: Whats your least favorite chord..



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I just cheat and modify the chord.... ;)

ooxoxo
xx2x3x
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Jeff W.
Posted 2006-12-14 11:15 PM (#226589 - in reply to #226559)
Subject: Re: Whats your least favorite chord..


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Originally posted by Jeff W.:
that's wud I'm saying, Greg....
I can do all those.... bend all but the last ;)
Whoops. That should read "Phil" not "Greg" ... My apologies Mike.
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luthier444
Posted 2006-12-15 7:16 PM (#226590 - in reply to #226559)
Subject: Re: Whats your least favorite chord..


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I might be way off base but it works for me. play all first postion chords without the index finger.. Only use middle ring and pinky unless you need it. . The nut is basically your index finger so playing an A-maj is easier as well as B-maj if you get use to it.. More room cause those fingers aint so fat. Heres the only pic I could find with the old index in the air???

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schroeder
Posted 2006-12-15 7:22 PM (#226591 - in reply to #226559)
Subject: Re: Whats your least favorite chord..


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Originally posted by Jeff W.:
I have to advocate some wisdom here, however reluctantly, imparted to me by my friend, Schroeder:

"If three strings make a chord, Why do you strum six?

...the implication of this philosophy leads to jazz
Lawksamercy momma, he was listening. :eek:
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Joyful Noise
Posted 2006-12-15 7:31 PM (#226592 - in reply to #226559)
Subject: Re: Whats your least favorite chord..


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Originally posted by luthier444:
I might be way off base but it works for me. play all first postion chords without the index finger.. Only use middle ring and pinky unless you need it. . The nut is basically your index finger so playing an A-maj is easier as well as B-maj if you get use to it.. More room cause those fingers aint so fat. Heres the only pic I could find with the old index in the air???
That's good advice, its the only way I can go from A5 to Amaj. Otherwise, its a one finger A for me, which, I guess, really is poor technique.
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luthier444
Posted 2006-12-15 10:13 PM (#226593 - in reply to #226559)
Subject: Re: Whats your least favorite chord..


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Its only bad technique if you need the open E.. I need my E MAN!!!!!!! But on electric of cource its a whole nother ball game..
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Slipkid
Posted 2006-12-15 10:16 PM (#226594 - in reply to #226559)
Subject: Re: Whats your least favorite chord..



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E-flat
Definate buzz kill.
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Waskel
Posted 2006-12-15 10:40 PM (#226595 - in reply to #226559)
Subject: Re: Whats your least favorite chord..



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B m sus4 flat5

xxxxxo
xxxxxx
xoxxxx
xxoxox
xxxoxx

Brian, try playing a g7 like this and see if you like it better...
xxxoox
xoxxxx
oxoxxo
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BruDeV
Posted 2006-12-15 11:32 PM (#226596 - in reply to #226559)
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Bm sus4 b5 = Bdim add4 or maybe Bdim add11
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MWoody
Posted 2006-12-15 11:39 PM (#226597 - in reply to #226559)
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Now you realize that those of us that play Praise/Worship gigs have a preference for Gsus, right?

M(I'll be in my room)Woody
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BruDeV
Posted 2006-12-15 11:46 PM (#226598 - in reply to #226559)
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I know more about how to build chords then play them.
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Old Applause Owner
Posted 2006-12-16 6:31 AM (#226599 - in reply to #226559)
Subject: Re: Whats your least favorite chord..


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My least favorite chord???? The one I just messed up on..... :D

Roger
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First Alternate
Posted 2006-12-16 6:39 AM (#226600 - in reply to #226559)
Subject: Re: Whats your least favorite chord..
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I like 'em all.
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Steve
Posted 2006-12-16 10:47 AM (#226601 - in reply to #226559)
Subject: Re: Whats your least favorite chord..


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C#/Dflat...or most anything in that key (except when I have to play the entire arrangment of classical gas, where the trumpets come in..)
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Slartibartfast
Posted 2006-12-16 2:26 PM (#226602 - in reply to #226559)
Subject: Re: Whats your least favorite chord..


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I didn't know Spock played six-string? :cool:
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Old Man Arthur
Posted 2006-12-16 4:55 PM (#226603 - in reply to #226559)
Subject: Re: Whats your least favorite chord..



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Originally posted by Old Applause Owner:
[QB] My least favorite chord???? The one I just messed up on..... :D

I will eventually get Bm without looking!
Favorites: E, Em, E7. I can really ring them out.
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Old Tele man
Posted 2006-12-16 5:03 PM (#226604 - in reply to #226559)
Subject: Re: Whats your least favorite chord..


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...hint: Bm7 (at the nut) looks suspiciously "just" like middle 4-string E11, ie:

E|---- x
Bo---- R
G|-o-- 7
Do---- m3
A|-o-- R
E|-@-- 5 (optional, contra-bass note)

...just two fingers and two open strings!
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