"Oasis" G chord

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  1. DIXØN

    DIXØN Member

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    Who uses it? I personally think it sounds richer than a standard G chord and more "classic", even on an acoustic.

    For those who don't know, where the standard G is

    E|-3
    B|-0
    G|-0
    D|-0
    A|-2
    E|-3

    an "Oasis" G is

    E|-3
    B|-3
    G|-0
    D|-0
    A|-2
    E|-3

    Also "Oasis" C's:

    E|-3
    B|-3
    G|-0
    D|-2
    A|-3
    E|-x

    I use these occasionally too.
     
  2. cameron

    cameron Member

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    I've used both those voicings since long before Oasis ever played their first gig . . . I think of that G voicing as the "country" G chord. I don't have a funny name for that C voicing. I just call it Cadd9.

    If you like chord sequences with the top two strings droning on the third fret, may I introduce you to Mr. Bob Mould, guitarist of Hüsker Dü and Sugar (and all his solo albums, of course) who was known to play whole songs with his pinky clamped over those two strings at the third fret.
     
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    It is "richer" as you are doubling the 5th rather than the 3rd. More "stable" anyway.
     
  4. Bryan T

    Bryan T Guitar Owner Silver Supporting Member

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    I use it. I also use the Britney Spears Dsus4.
     
  5. 2leod

    2leod Re-Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Yeah, I knew Oasis has a reputation for being full of themselves, but if they're claiming responsibility for those voicings then they just might have a higher opinion of themselves than they deserve.

    I do like those voicings in the right context, and as a matter of fact a couple of songs we're working on now use them extensively.
     
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    Yikes!?? 'oasis' chords? Nice band, I guess, for what they are, but maybe one of the most derivative acts in a genre that's pretty derivative to begin with. Roger McGuinn is spinning in his rickenbacker case somewhere out there.
     
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    Yeah Oasis don't claim to have invented the chords voicings, they are just so well known for using them that they are kinda synonymous with each other in Britain.
     
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    2leod Re-Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Gotcha!
     
  9. cacibi

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    The reason you think of that as the country G chord is that it sets up the pedal steel bend of the 9 to 3 (G string 2nd fret A up one whole step to B) and was popularized probably more by the Rolling Stones than any other group, since that was one of their most abused, lifted country licks.

    I think Oasis are responsible for two things....and one of them left town.
     
  10. The Captain

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    I alwys teach that voicing as a standard G chord for two good reasons.
    It brings the pinky into play early on, and it sets up for a change to a D chord, with the ring finger staying anchored on the D.
    I do like the sound of it too.
    Weird that such a common chord could be so associated with one band, weirder that Cadd 9 could be either. There are probably about a thousand songs wtih G, Cadd9, D as the progression. All that proves is that the music is in the pick hand.
     
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    I started using it after reading a lesson from EVH in guitar for the practicing musician mag 20 odd years ago. Eddie said IIRC "sounds more rock and roll" I think of it as an EVH G chord.
     
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    I like the 'A' chord version as well where you finger the B & E strings at the 5th fret; D & G strings on the 2nd fret, open A string. I guess I would call that a "Who" A.
     
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    oasis what. these chords were around long before oasis. they couldn't even come up with their own style much less their own chords. stop it.
     
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    +1 .. this is the way I play G and also the way I show my kids for the same reasons stated
     
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    I use that G chord almost exclusively when playing cowboy chords .

    Especially w/ distortion - avoiding that open string. When playing w/ gain , I usually try to avoid 3rds w/ chords - GENERALLY but not always.

    So, is the Dsus chord / Dadd4 ( a 1st position C chord played up 2 frets ) called a Wonderwall D ??
     
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    If you've ever heard Noel explaining how he plays wonderwall you'll realise the names of chords given (or lack of) is down to having no musical vocabulary.

    Anyway I'm pretty sure they are the Poison G and C chords ;)
     
  17. jammybastard

    jammybastard "I'm losing my edge, but I was there..."

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    If anyone knows Oasis than they know this is *really* The Stone Roses "G" and "C" chords....or was that The Beatles?
    :rolleyes:

    BTW - I love Oasis. Simple, catchy pop and rock songs with barmy lyrics.
    Nothing wrong with that.
     
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    Went to see Eric Clapton in the early 90's and he played the whole of "Wonderful Tonight" from this position. I was so impressed with the fact that all he moved for the whole song during the verses was his first and second fingers that I sat for an hour when I got home and figured it out. The simplicity of it is what got me.
     
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    You are obviously a highly accomplished musician.;)
     

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