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Old 11.17.2009, 05:06 AM   #1
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All the guitarists out there: From your jamming or learning songs, post some of your favorite "odd" or abstract chords that you generally just don't see in every song (Or that matter every other song) that sound great.

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More as I remember them....

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Old 11.17.2009, 05:55 AM   #2
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Cool thread! There is a really weird made-up chord that is in a lot of Joan of Arc/Owls/Cap'N Jazz songs that I learned and use a lot.
It's like

x [lowest string]
7
7
5
6
5 [highest string]

hope I did that right. It's really hard on your fingers but it sounds cool.
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Old 11.17.2009, 01:14 PM   #3
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I'll try these the next time I have my guitar out.

My absolute favorite chord is the Major 7th chord. It's the opening chord in "Hey, Wanna Throw Up? Get Me Naked" by Minus the Bear and "Here Is No Why" by Smashing Pumpkins

EMaj7:

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AMaj7:

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You can barre them easily.
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Old 11.17.2009, 01:18 PM   #4
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The 'Bond' chord.
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Old 11.17.2009, 02:23 PM   #5
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Used this in a unfinished song in my band. Works both ways.

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Does anyone ever use B? I think I've seen it in one song.
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Old 11.17.2009, 05:01 PM   #6
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most of these chords are pretty standard just with odd fingering. most of them are 7 chords, with the odd 4 on them.
i thnk glice will agree with me that nothing beat a good old (i will use tabs for the benefit of others)

F
B
D#
G#

EDIT: shit i didnt do it in tabs.
i meant

X
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The Tristan chord. Great!

I never managed to interweave that one into one of my songs sucessfully.
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Most of the chords I play are rather normal chords but just in an alternate tuning with an odd fingering
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The Tristan chord. Great!

I never managed to interweave that one into one of my songs sucessfully.
if you do a two beat you can play a lot of djangoesque gypsy beats with that chord
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Old 11.17.2009, 06:46 PM   #10
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x-2-4-4-3-0
Just a Bminor with an E.

x-x-0-2-1-3
D7sus4 - the opening chord in A Hard Day's Night.

x-6-6-8-8-8
EbMaj7

6-6-8-7-8-6
AbMaj7
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Old 11.17.2009, 06:54 PM   #11
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This is the most amazing chord ever.

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Old 11.17.2009, 09:39 PM   #12
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5-5-4-0-3-0

3-3-2-0-0-0

0-7-6-8-7-x

0-7-4-4-4-x

x-x-3-0-1-3

x-0-2-4-2-4

I know some aren't too odd, but I like these.
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Old 11.22.2009, 08:21 AM   #13
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by no means odd, but hendrix chord is fun to stab at, just figured out how to play vampire blues with it. It's position makes it easy to pick lil' riffs out of what is probs my most used scale on guitar, e minor I think.

0 7 6 7 8 0
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Old 11.22.2009, 04:01 PM   #14
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Maj7#11s are great! G= 3-x-4-4-2-2

Same with -7b5's! F#= x-9-10-9-10-x

This one is used in i dreamed i dream x-x-x-8-6-0 three chromatic tones in a row Eb,E,F super dissonant.
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I love those dissonant chords, one I can picture in my head -> x-9-11-13-10-9
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by no means odd, but hendrix chord is fun to stab at, just figured out how to play vampire blues with it. It's position makes it easy to pick lil' riffs out of what is probs my most used scale on guitar, e minor I think.

0 7 6 7 8 0


Pretty simple chord, but effective. Sort of an E7 with the 5th dropped.


I think diminished chords may be the weirdest chords though, in a mechanical sense.

There's only 3 of them!
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The Tristan chord. Great!

I never managed to interweave that one into one of my songs sucessfully.

Worked incredibly well for this doom band I was farting about with earlier this year. Just look at it though - so many places to go with that beast.
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is this even a real chord? i made it up
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