Saturday, July 18, 2009

Change Chord Type By Changing Root Note

As you may or may not know,by changing the bass note/root note in a chord,you are changing the name/type chord it is.There is a good example of this at Premier Guitar.She uses,of all examples,the chord produced when simply strumming all six strings open!This chord is an Em7add11,the root note being E.She then uses A note as the root note,and Not changing any of the notes/E,A,D,G,B,E.The chord now becomes an A9sus4.She calls this "bargain chording".

The same concept,that,playing a common chord,or a chord you are familiar with,then charging the root note to one of the other notes in the chord,thus changing the name of the chord.This is chord efficiency at it's best!So check out more examples at Premier guitar,it is a good lesson in chord construction!


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