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Old 2004-04-05, 05:34
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Intresting chords

This thread might be intresting for people that only know powerchords

So far i've seen some intresting (movable) chords

We have the basic powerchord

e|--------------------
B|--------------------
G|----------(7)-----7-
D|(7)--------7------5-
A|-7---------5--------
E|-5------------------

Then whe have the dissonant power chord, its sounds very epic and warlike

e|--------
B|--------
G|-----7--
D|-7---5--
A|-5---5--
E|-5------

This might seem a hard chord, but try to mute the string in between. But it's no biggy if you play the middle string open.

e|------------------------
B|------------------------
G|-----7--------9-------8-
D|-7-------9--------8-----
A|-----5--------7-------6-
E|-5-------7--------6-----

or if you cant mute

e|------------------------
B|------------------------
G|-----7--------9-------8-
D|-7---0---9----0---8---0-
A|-0---5---0----7---0---6-
E|-5-------7--------6-----

This one sounds very opeth like, especialy if you pick the note one by one instead of striking the whole chord at once

E|-----
B|-----
G|-7---
D|-6---
A|-5---
E|-----



These chords are what i can come up with, does anyone know some more?
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Old 2004-04-05, 07:03
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An easy way to make a power chord sound different is to play the high e and b strings open. eg.

--0--0--0-------------
--0--0--0-------------
--5--8--7-------------
--6--9--7-------------
--6--9--5-------------
--4--7----------------

Some unusual chords that I use
------0-----------0---0---0---0------------8--5--
------0-----------0---0---0---0---0--------8--5--
------7---2---2---0---0---0---0---0--------8--6--
--7---8---4---4---9---2---2---2---5---7---12--5--
--4---5---4---0---10--1---4---3---7---8---10--7--
--5---6---5---2--------------------6---5---8*--5*--

* These two are pretty common though


There is of course the Jimi Hendrix chords
-----5--3--------
--8--3--5--------
--7--4--4--------
--6--5--5--------
--7--x--x--------
-----3--3--------

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Old 2004-04-05, 08:49
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I like experimenting with those chords a lot.

|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------8-------*---------------|
|--8-----7-------11/-13--13--9---|
|--7-----6-------9-/-11--11--7---|
|--5-----5-------0---0---0---0---|


The chords sequece at (*) (with the slide), played slowly, reminds me of Gorguts (Obscura album). Just get the bassist to play an E if it sounds too much distorted.

Basically, I just add a dissonance here and there (for example, in the first chord, the A# mixed with the A creates a nice tension) but I'm careful not to put too much of those, the best for me is a mix between regular powerchords and dissonant chords. That way you've got the tension - relaxation principle.

Open strings are nice too. Just the intro to Martyr's Warp Zone make a nice use of them (no rythm at all transcribed here, if you know the song well it shouldn't be hard to figure out):

|-------------------------------------------------|
|--------------9---------------------6------------|
|-----------------0---------------------0---------|
|--------------------0h6-------------------0h6----|
|-8-8-8----8-------------8-8-8----8---------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------------|
|--------------5---------------------2------------|
|-----------------0---------------------0---------|
|--------------------0h2-------------------0h2----|
|-4-4-4----4-------------4-4-4----4---------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|

|---------4--------0--------0--------4--------4--4--4--|
|---------6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--|
|------5-----------------------------------------------|
|---7--------------------------------------------------|
|4-----------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|


Actually, Martyr and Gorguts are the Gods of the chords.

Chords which are easily converted into riffs once moved
chromatically along the neck :

|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|-------------------------5----4----6--|
|--8---9---6----4----3----3----5----5--|
|--5---5---5----5----5----5----5----5--|

And the "Schuldiner's chord" (almost every Death song has some in it, played in arpeggio or whatever)

|-----------|
|-----------|
|-------10--|
|--9----8---|
|--7----6---|
|--5--------|


I think if you play in a band, what will get the chords to sound interesting is the bass. If you are able to make the bassist play harmonized stuff (not all the time though), it should sound great.

Last edited by SpiritCrusher : 2004-04-05 at 08:54.
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Old 2004-04-05, 09:16
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e-------------------------------------------------------------------
B-------------------------------------------------------------------
G-------------------------------------------------------------------
D-0-2-4-5-7--9-10---------------------------------------------------
A-2-3-5-7-9-10-12---------------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------------------------------


ah yes, inverted powerchords...
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