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Ian Stephenson Weird chords (48) RE: Weird chords 18 May 99

My very favourite chords at the moment: 1. Play an ordinary D major chord, take your finger off the 3rd string so that it rings out an open G, then instead of playing the D string as a bass note, try it out with different bass notes. eg. First with the low E string, then with G <3rd fret on 6th string> and then (For the finale) open A. If your fingers are feeling nimble, then try playin any chord of the sun that you would associate with D maj ie.A, Em, G with the 1st and second strings playing: 1st:F#(2nd fret) 2nd:D(3rd fret). This works especially well on the B parts of tunes to build back up to the A part. ALSO: My VERY favourite chord: Any time in a song or a tune in a MAJOR key that you want to play a minor chord, work out the fret of the note on your 6th string ie. for A minor it would be the 5th fret. Then put your second finger on that note ie. 5th fret, 6th string, your third finger on the same fret two strings down (5th fret 4th string) and your little finger; same fret, 3rd string. This works for any minor chord, providing you can get your fingers high enough up the frets. (Eb minor would be 11th fret!!). Ive taken the liberty of providing a pictorial platform to explain this madness! KEY 0 means leave the string rringing open. X means blank the string ie. try not to strum it,or use your finger to stop it ringing 1,2,3,4 are the numbers of you fingers, 1 being index. This is for substituting A minor As above. 1 2 3 4 5 <<-fret numbers E[] ] ] ] ] 0 ] B[] ] ] ] ] 0 ] G[] ] ] ] ] 4 ] D[] ] ] ] ] 3 ] A[] ] ] ] ] X ] E[] ] ] ] ] 2 ]

And the first chord I described: 1 2 3 4 5 E[] ] 2 ] ] ] ] B[] ] ] 3 ] ] ] G[] 0 ] ] ] ] ] D[] x ] ] ] ] ] A[] x ] ] ] ] ] E[] 0 ] ] ] ] ] Could this be a good thread to swap chords?? Cheers, Ian

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