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guitarlespaul  
6 Aug 2008 10:49 | Quote
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I am confused about the variations of chords.I understand why there are variations but when do you use one variation instead of another one.Like when would you use variation 1 of C major instead of variation2.thanks for any help
brodyxhollow  
6 Aug 2008 10:54 | Quote
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easy answer.. it all depends on what your going to play next, or play before. if its easier for you to move from an open Em to an open C; instead of into a Bar Chord C, then you would want to go with that variation.
guitarlespaul  
6 Aug 2008 10:55 | Quote
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ok, so watever is the easier position to mvoe to is the one you should use,thanks brodyxhollow
foogered  
6 Aug 2008 17:57 | Quote
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Well, yeah, economy of motion factors into it a lot, but when it comes down to it, each variation sounds a little bit different. For example, a Major 7 chord played like this:



E|-----|
b|--5--|
g|--4--|
d|--5--|
a|--3--|
e|-----|


Sounds much different than a Major 7 played like this:



E|--3--|
b|--4--|
g|--5--|
d|--6--|
a|-----|
e|-----|


Sure one is C and the other is F#, but the first one has a very warm, smooth sound, whereas the second has a much darker, edgier sound.
marsdemartini  
6 Aug 2008 20:53 | Quote
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it doesnt neccesarilly have to be the easier position of a chord that you play next. a chord that you play next is the chord that sounds great to your ears and meshes well with the previous chord


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