# Chords...

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 wufunk 3 Jul 2009 00:57 | Quote Joined: 29 Jun 2009Karma Hey, this place has been very very helpful along with the members, being outstanding. I'm trying to figure out chords... I get intervals, etc. but I'm just wondering how to figure out how to construct a chord that has more than just three notes, aka a triad. I kind of get the concept such as this...the C major chord... http://www.all-guitar-chords.com/index.php?ch=C&mm=&get=Get It has C, E, G. But, how do you know on which string to use each note? Is there a pattern to it or is it just how it's suppose to be? Also, is it so bad to use a chord that has JUST C, E, and G instead of three C's and an E and G...?
 BodomBeachTerror 3 Jul 2009 01:30 | Quote Joined: 27 May 2008Canada Lessons: 2Licks: 1Karma: 25 when playing a C chord, it has the notes C E and G, and you can play those notes in any order and it will still be a C chord, as long as you dont add any other notes. to make it more than just the 3 notes, if you just play a normal C chord, you'll see on the A string is a C note, then on the D string you play an E, then the G string is open. so to complete the chord you just play the notes again, on the B string you play a C again, and the high E is open. so you play C, E, G, C, E. and if you can on the low E string you can add a G. this might not be what youre asking at all
 wufunk 3 Jul 2009 02:58 | Quote Joined: 29 Jun 2009Karma So, does the extra strings being used (the extra C and E in your example) just make the chord sound fuller? Meaning they're not really necessary?
 league 3 Jul 2009 03:21 | Quote Joined: way backUnited States Lessons: 2Karma: 10 Technically, a chord has three or more strings (or notes) playing simultaneously. If there is a repeated note then yeah, its to make the chord sound fuller. Remember there are variations of chords and different voicings that include or exclude some of the extra notes. Chords can also be played as triads or three string chords.
 wufunk 3 Jul 2009 03:38 | Quote Joined: 29 Jun 2009Karma Okay, both of you explained it great! Thank you for the very fast and informative replies.