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case211  
23 Jan 2010 21:18 | Quote
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I found this cool sounding chord today that I like a lot, but I've got no idea what it is!

the notes involved are(in all): E B D B F#
for tab it looks like this:


e-2
B-3
G-4
D-0
A-2
E-0


Please Help!
AlexB  
23 Jan 2010 22:23 | Quote
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I think its Bm7 with an E as base
case211  
23 Jan 2010 22:37 | Quote
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awesome! thanks man
JustJeff  
24 Jan 2010 10:31 | Quote
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There's no 7 in that one, if it's a Bm. It would just be a Bm/E, or Bmsus4
Guitarslinger124  
24 Jan 2010 11:15 | Quote
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It depends how you want to look at.

The notes are in the key of G major. So you would have a 3-5-7 chord, all you're missing is the root.

However, if you did add a G in there you would have an Em9, but you don't have the G so it looks like an E9 without the 3rd.

If you look at it from A major, you would have a Bm7.

Afro_Raven  
24 Jan 2010 12:02 | Quote
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+1 for guitarslinger

Based purely on those notes it's a Bm/E, but depending on what other chords it's used with will affect how to view the chord.

Afro
JustJeff  
24 Jan 2010 12:06 | Quote
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@gs

I still don't see how it can be a Bm7... there is no 7 in the given chord.
Guitarslinger124  
24 Jan 2010 22:31 | Quote
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In a Amaj7 progression you have Bm7. The only thing Case's chord is missing is the A (7th). Think of all times you've played a chord while leaving some of its notes out. So you while you are right, that you don't have a seventh there, it all depends on how you want to look at it; like I said before. That chord could just as easily be a Bm7 as it could a Bm if you're playing in A major.

The same could be said of D major. So yea, I agree, if you are taking the chord for exactly what it is, it would be a Bm/E. But how often do you only play one chord in a song? Like Afro said, it depends on the other chords being used. I was simply trying to broaden the scope. That's the beauty of music.
case211  
24 Jan 2010 22:50 | Quote
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thanks for the help guys, much appreciated :D
Fliptrip  
16 Feb 2010 14:33 | Quote
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It is an E7sus2
GuitarGeorge  
26 Feb 2010 08:47 | Quote
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Fliptrip says:
It is an E7sus2

You're right
carlsnow  
26 Feb 2010 12:35 | Quote
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are you playing the open strings? ... if so this would more commonly be refereed to as a simple Bm/E 1st with E7sus2 (sus, aug etc are used secondarily) being the 1st inversion (non-moving inversion) ... its also a D-something (pressed fer time)

Thing is... Ya wanna make the easiest to read/find chord your 1st choice , so even if you are playing in the key of E throughout the tune the simple Bm/E (Bm w/ E bass) would be more easily conveyed via tab/type.
Like I said; the E7sus2 IS correct as well, but since many folks especially beginners with only 5 or 6 years playing time will likey not 'recognize' the Sus2 , Dig?
Thus The Bm/E that they should be able to find easily.

hope that helped.

RAWK!
Cs


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case211  
26 Feb 2010 14:45 | Quote
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Wow thanks Carl and Flip!

I can acutally use the chord correctly now! when my finger stops throbbing...
BodomBeachTerror  
8 Mar 2010 00:25 | Quote
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instead of making yet another "chord help" topic, ive decided to just hijack this one

e-x
B-5
G-4
D-2
A-4
E-x


if it helps to know how I got this chord here it is. started with an F#m7

e-x
B-5
G-2
D-2
A-4
E-2

then cut the root on the E string and raised the A on the G string (minor 3rd) up to B (perfect fourth) also if it helps it is used in a progression that is in E major. thanks yall
Schecter_player  
8 Mar 2010 12:10 | Quote
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C#m7? no fifth
carlsnow  
8 Mar 2010 12:54 | Quote
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Schecter_player says:
C#m7? no fifth


if that was a question ... YES C#m7 has a fifth.

if that was not a question ... oops

RAWK!
Cs

Schecter_player  
8 Mar 2010 17:12 | Quote
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haha, just reading above i've realized that you can look at that chord 3 different ways (thats assuming that the root note was played) and i thought it was likely that someone else would suggest another name. So, it was more like a tentative suggestion as to what i thought the most logical name was.

I meant to take the question mark out when i edited in the "no fifth" but i was in class and had to get on with a social project. XD
nullnaught  
6 Jun 2010 08:10 | Quote
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Saying the b twice is redundant. I do that to sometimes when I wasnt to say what notes are in my chords.
case211  
6 Jun 2010 09:18 | Quote
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Sorry dude, but eh... don't cur.... it's how I talk.


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