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  • do you know your chords?

    coz I pickup the guitar, I can press certain shapes and intervals on the neck and it I like to chords I come up with. but I can't name em. i'd like to be able to do this. how can I go about this ?

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    http://www.chorderator.com/designer/. Create your chord diagram and it will tell you possible names for the chord.
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      cool invention

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    Originally posted by DeepEnd View Post
    http://www.chorderator.com/designer/. Create your chord diagram and it will tell you possible names for the chord.
    I have the 'reverse chorderator' app on my phone for those odd $50 chords.
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    • #4
      Learn how to build (and name) chords from the Major scale.

      This is easier to visualize on the piano and then translate to the guitar - a good reason to learn the names of the notes on the fingerboard.
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      • #5
        Originally posted by onelife View Post
        Learn how to build (and name) chords from the Major scale.

        This is easier to visualize on the piano and then translate to the guitar - a good reason to learn the names of the notes on the fingerboard.

        It is easier to visualize on the piano for sure, but even knowing the notes on the fretboard doesn't help much for the more exotic chords. It becomes a complex math problem at some point.
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        • #6
          Originally posted by MrHarryReems View Post
          It is easier to visualize on the piano for sure, but even knowing the notes on the fretboard doesn't help much for the more exotic chords. It becomes a complex math problem at some point.
          The math is simply a tool to help learn about and describe sounds.

          One of the advantages of the guitar is the use of what I call 'grips'. Once you learn a grip(s) for a m7b5 chord or a ii V I progression, you can simply move it up or down the fingerboard to play in any of the twelve keys.

          The use of a piano in learning chords also makes it more obvious that some complex chords can be thought of as a triad over a different bass note or group of notes. If someone else like the bass player is playing the root of the chord then the guitar can just play the top notes using simple grips.


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          • #7
            I'm like MrHarryReems. I can figure out a good many chords based on what notes I need (Sus2nds or Maj9ths for example) and yes, I know how to move shapes up and down the fretboard but sometimes it helps to hit the ''online help'' so to speak.
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            • #8
              Originally posted by MrHarryReems View Post

              I have the 'reverse chorderator' app on my phone for those odd $50 chords.
              ​I don't wanna know the names of the chords anymore

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              • DeepEnd
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                I find knowing the names of chords makes me a better ''musician,'' although I use the term loosely.

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            • #9
              Originally posted by mbengs1 View Post
              ​I don't wanna know the names of the chords anymore
              You went from wanting to know to not wanting to know in 24 hours. Are you easily distracted or bored? I usually ask a question because I want to know the answer.
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              • #10

                Check out guitar George, he knows-all the chords.

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              • #11
                Originally posted by mbengs1 View Post

                ​I don't wanna know the names of the chords anymore
                Are you planning on forgetting what you already know?

                I know theory can seem a bit overwhelming sometimes, but you don't have to learn it all overnight. Poco a poco mbengs, poco a poco...
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                • 1001gear
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                  That's so inspiring. Ahmma learn one more chord. What's a good one?

                • DeepEnd
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                  Major 9ths are cool.

                • 1001gear
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                  I like those and they're easy to play as well. I call them 4-11 chords because they sound best as a triad with the 11th in the bass.

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                po·co a po·co

                ˌpōkō ä ˈpōkō

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                adverb: poco a poco
                • (especially as a direction) little by little; gradually.






                Double entendre intended.



                PS I suggest A13, but I like Deep End's suggestion too.
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                • #13
                  I use those triangular shaped 9th chords for blues but I tend not to play the 13 because of the difficulty on my pinky. I use it melodically but that's neither here nor there. I lack the skill to use it harmonically other than to attempt sticking it on a 9th chord. lol.
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                  • #14
                    chords and cords

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                    • #15
                      Originally posted by Phil O'Keefe View Post
                      . . . PS I suggest A13, but I like Deep End's suggestion too.
                      A13 is one of those chords when I need chorderator.com. My grasp of theory just isn't up to it. One of the songs the praise band does occasionally calls for an Em11. The diagram looks like this:

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                      I swear, I never knew that was a real chord until I ran into it (although I'm sure you can describe just about anything if you know enough theory). I play it and let it ring.
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