The best chord in the world is?

Harry©

Dr of Audiology
#1
So what do you reckon?
What's your favourite chord.maybe well discover done peoples secret weapon?

Mine is
E--------
B----12--
G----9---
D----11--
A----0---
E--------

I don't know what it is,I stumbled on it over a year ago and will claim I invented it, though I doubt it.
 

Eddie_Giant_Hands

He has GIANT hands!
#3
I like a nice Fmaj7add#11 (probably named it wrong)
E:----0
B:----0
G:----2
D:----3
A:----3
E :----1

Also sounds nice if you shift it up a fret or 5th position (obviously don't shift the open strings up :p)
 

Adji

Not Enough Prog
#6
Charles is partly right, its an A MAJOR add9.

I don't have a favourite chord but certainly the most useful and most versatile in the dominant 7th.
 

Wire_n_Wood

Part-time Superhero
#7
So what's the difference of an A9 with a Aadd9? I'm genuinely interested, as it riles me to no end that, when it comes to chords, what I think is obvious turns out to be more complicated than I thought! :banghead: Perhaps the gaps in my chord theory are showing :(
 

Adji

Not Enough Prog
#8
To be a chord followed by a number, so Amaj9 for example, it has to have all notes before it, so it has to have the 1, 3, 5 ,7 and 9.
If you only have 1 , 3, 5, 9 then there is no seventh, so you have just added a 9.
Again for an 11 chord
1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11

If you take out the seven you have add9add11
If you take out the ninth you have a major7add11

Once you realise how it works its actually quite logical.

The only note you can remove is the fifth as it rarely bares harmonic significance.

So what's the difference of an A9 with a Aadd9? I'm genuinely interested, as it riles me to no end that, when it comes to chords, what I think is obvious turns out to be more complicated than I thought! :banghead: Perhaps the gaps in my chord theory are showing :(
 

missmisstreater

Well-Known Member
#12
Oh and Adji - you're not quite right there

it doesn't become an add when you remove a note

G,B,D,F,C isn't G7add11 - It's G11. If you want to be a purist you may put G11(no 9) but by the very nature of extended harmony that would imply by using your method there is no such thing as a G13 on the guitar.

To answer the question - it is Aadd9 because of the omission of the 7th.

there are lots of intervallic options for a chord containing the 9th
1,3,5,9 - Aadd9 - an A triad with a 9th added
1,3,5,7,9 - Amaj9 - a maj7 chord with an extension
1,3,5,b7,9 - A9 - a 7 chord with an extension

if a chord is an add chord - it's triadic. If not then (depending on the note's suffix) it's either a m7, maj7, dom7 or min7b5

run these through your head and repost the intervallic structure for each

Cmaj9
C13
Cmaj13 (extended major chords always have a #11!)
C7#9
C6 (interestingly as this interval is before the 7th the structure is 1,3,5,6)
Cadd9
C13b9
Cmaj9#11
Cadd(#)11
 

Aleene

Praise The Sun!
#15
run these through your head and repost the intervallic structure for each

Cmaj9
C13
Cmaj13 (extended major chords always have a #11!)
C7#9
C6 (interestingly as this interval is before the 7th the structure is 1,3,5,6)
Cadd9
C13b9
Cmaj9#11
Cadd(#)11
Did this just become music theory homework!? ;)
 

Charles Macdonald

Rock/Blues/Jazz/Fusion Guitarist!
#18
Charles is partly right, its an A MAJOR add9.

I don't have a favourite chord but certainly the most useful and most versatile in the dominant 7th.
That is what I had meant to write :/ haha Ask me a complex theory question so I can try and redeem myself and for fun. :)
 

missmisstreater

Well-Known Member
#19
That is what I had meant to write :/ haha Ask me a complex theory question so I can try and redeem myself and for fun. :)
run these through your head and repost the intervallic structure for each

Cmaj9
C13
Cmaj13 (extended major chords always have a #11!)
C7#9
C6 (interestingly as this interval is before the 7th the structure is 1,3,5,6)
Cadd9
C13b9
Cmaj9#11
Cadd(#)11
 
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