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022033 Wish You Were Here

 

Good call.

 

How about

 

079900

 

which is a sort of E.............. well just E. It has no 3rd! Dave Grohl uses this one in the opening bars of But Honestly. Move the g string to an 8 afterwards for a great E7. Try it on your 12 string and you'll be a convert....well probably!

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larry' date=' try this one. (if you havent already) my fave maj7th-ish - 006600.[/quote']

 

Nice, it's got a beautiful ring to it.

 

There are so many fun two and three string open cords in that area of the neck, it could be a topic all it's own, and go on for ever, "open chords between frets 4 & 8, only three fingers allowed".

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7#9 - or Seventh, raised Ninth - in any key.

 

A favourite of jazz players, you can hear this chord in (amongst innumerable others):

 

Igor Stravinsky - last chord of "The Ebony Concerto"

 

Charlie Parker - "All the Things You Are"

 

Charles Mingus - first chord of "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat"

 

John Coltrane - "Blue Train"

 

Beatles - chorus of "You Can't Do That", "Taxman", opening "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)"

 

Cream - "I Feel Free"

 

Steely Dan - "Kid Charlemagne"

 

Stevie Ray Vaughan - "Mary Had a Little Lamb"

 

and, last rather than least, Jimi Hendrix - ad nauseum, until it got called the Purple Chord.....

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There are so many fun two and three string open cords in that area of the neck' date=' it could be a topic all it's own, and go on for ever, "open chords between frets 4 & 8, only three fingers allowed".[/quote']

 

Great idea Larry. For me it would be a Dave Grohl Fest!!

 

You can have this one for free.

 

X50505 alt with X00505.

 

Opening bars of "Times Like These" electric version ( another Foo Fighters song) No idea what it is - it shouldn't work but sounds great. D7add6?

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TWilson asked what the fingering was for 7#9.....

Well - I play it like the classic B7th position with my pinky one fret up on the next string, like this:

 

e x

B- - - - - - - - o

G- - - - - - - o

D- - - - - - o

A- - - - - - - 0 root

E x

 

.....and if the root is on the 7th fret - you can let the two E's sound as well.

 

But like all guitar chords - there are many, many ways to play it.

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nice' date=' TK. try lifting the first finger so you've got this... xx4320. you get a dissonant F#sus2-7th ring. sweet. i like.

this one's nice, too x03200.

 

TW, big guitars need big chords![/quote']

 

What you said. I thought it was one of them SUSpicious chords.

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TWilson asked what the fingering was for 7#9.....

Well - I play it like the classic B7th position with my pinky one fret up on the next string' date=' like this:

 

e x

B- - - - - - - - o

G- - - - - - - o

D- - - - - - o

A- - - - - - - 0 root

E x

 

.....and if the root is on the 7th fret - you can let the two E's sound as well.

 

But like all guitar chords - there are many, many ways to play it.[/quote']

 

OK, I'm and idiot. I see the E's not played and the A D G B open. I guess I'm not used to this way of presenting it. What am I missing here. ( I say that a lot, by the way! ) lol

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