Name this chord please

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  1. ignatzmouse

    ignatzmouse Member

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    please help me out and give a name to this chord: Fsharp major played as a barre at the second fret, but the E and B string left open (1st and 2nd string)..So the notes are (6th to 1st) Fsharp Csharp Fsharp Asharp, B, E. (for context, the song is in the key of Eminor) Thanks in advance
     
  2. Dana Olsen

    Dana Olsen Gold Supporting Member

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    It's a F#7sus, but the 3rd is still played on the G string 3rd fret, 4th (sus) is the open B, open high E is the 7th.

    Hope this helps, Dana O.
     
  3. ignatzmouse

    ignatzmouse Member

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    great Dana,exactly what i need, thankyou : )
     
  4. Tiny Montgomery

    Tiny Montgomery Supporting Member

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    Doesn't the third being included make it the 11?
     
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    zztomato Supporting Member

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    ^^^right. I guess it would be F#7 add 11 to be technically accurate.
     
  6. NB_Terry

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    Lifeson used that chord a fair bit.
     
  7. NB_Terry

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    I think it's only a sus chord when the 2nd or the 4th replaces the 3rd.

    I'd call it a F#7 add 11.
     
  8. fezz parka

    fezz parka Member

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    +1 to F#7 add 11 (1-3-5-b7-11)
     
  9. urizen

    urizen Gold Supporting Member

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    That's brilliant! I'm always stumbling across/into oddball shapes (that I know have more than one name, depending on key of song*), and this gives me a handle.
    Thank you very, very much!!

    * My incomplete knowledge of theory (or lack of sophistication/paucity therein) would make me stumble/struggle in recognizing what that site is showing /identifying as multiple contextual possibilities for a chord shape---
    e.g. so the shape (332433) for Cmaj9/G = G6add4 = Em7addC/G ;
    and the shape for CaddD#/G = EmMaj7#/G/D#6no5addE/G = G6sus4no5addD# ;
    and the shape for Am11b5/G = Cm6/9/G = D#maj7b5add6/G = D7sus4addD#/G = Gsus4add2addD#;
    and the shape for Eadd4 = Amaj7sus2/E = G#m#5addA/F.

    Here's what another member did w/ some of the same shapes:
    Here are the "out of context" answers:

    a) 110210 = F Bb D A C E = BbM9(#11)/F

    b) 112010 = F Bb E G C E = C7/F

    c) 220200 = F# B D A B E = Bm7add4/F# or D6/9/F#

    d) 332433 = G C E B D G = CM9/G

    e) 334032 = G C F# G D F# = GM7add4

    f) 334332 = G C F# Bb D F# = Gm(M7)add4

    g) 553455 = A D F B E A = Dm6/9/A or Bm7b5add4


    "... the names I've given here really simply assume the most easily nameable root, and lowest root where possible. A chord is typically named for what sounds like its root, or what is believed to be heard as its root so, for example, chord e) could be a C add 9/#11/G if it feels like C is the root.So out of context, the names can be meaningless but I'd at least choose either the simplest or most obvious name."
     
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  10. tymj2112

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    It's called the "Alex Lifeson Chord."
     
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  11. Tiny Montgomery

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    Yeah, there was a whole conversation about that an hour and a half before you posted.

    Does anybody read the threads before reaching for the "reply" button, anymore?
     
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  12. Turi

    Turi Member

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    Nope.
     
  13. thirsty one

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    Excellent!
     
  14. cosmic_ape

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    Conventional harmony does not really compute having a major third and a perfect fourth played at the same time. Other guitar bar chords played this way can be rationalized within that mindset. But this chord defies it. This chord is part of a run we guitarists do with open strings, especially with that chord shape ("A" shape power chord on the 5th string also comes to mind). Those voicings sound intriguing and interesting.

    I would call it something like a E5 power chord over an F# triad, because of its voicing. It is technically a dominant seventh chord, but it does not function as such, nor does it really sound like it. It plays with color and texture. It's as close to a cluster as what you can play on a guitar.
     
  15. NB_Terry

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    Good morning to you too!
     
  16. Baxtercat

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    ...all this time I thought it was the John Jorgenson chord. :)

     
  17. Peteyvee

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    I call it the "play that Diane Sawyer song" chord or just "Ricky" for short.
     
  18. soundchaser59

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    It's the "are you resolving or not, you f**kwad" chord.
     
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