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Theory question, dsus2 chord over C chord

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Empirism  
2 Jan 2011 08:01 | Quote
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does it make any sense? I played both arpeggio and they sound pretty wicked together (two chords over eachother)... and if it does make any sense, what chord combination you would go after that.

Cheers!
Empirism

quick edit: that dsus2 chord name tool gave also Asus4... just for info :)
RA  
2 Jan 2011 18:52 | Quote
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I'm confused are you playing two arpeggios or is one chord static?

also what are the steps to the chords?

future note; all sus2 chords are synonyms of a sus4 chord a 5th above or all sus4 chords are synonyms of a sus2 chord a 5th below


a 5th below = a fourth above

a 5th above = a fourth below
Admiral  
3 Jan 2011 01:56 | Quote
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Hm, a Dsus 2 has the notes D, E, A which represent the 2, the major third, and the major sixth interval of the C Major scale. I could imagine it sounds quite interesting. Havent got my guitar around to try it.
But as RA said, it depends on how you play it? (Arpeggios, what notes when, Cmaj7 or a regular Cmaj?)

But I'm no professional when it gets to harmony
Empirism  
3 Jan 2011 05:58 | Quote
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I play with 2 arpeggios, I cant write it with steps yet, I check it out when I get back home,(im on the road :P)

Cheers, thanks for the replies
Emp
Empirism  
3 Jan 2011 13:59 | Quote
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Im terrible sorry, I put wrong the title, C is actually C6 (i think)
so...

I play two arpeggios on different guitartracks

1st is D, A, E, A, A

2nd is A, E, C, G, E


Emp
RA  
3 Jan 2011 17:35 | Quote
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yeah that's what I thought you where doing.

**note***provide there is no syncopation nor rest on the arpeggios and they literal are arpeggios(broken chord- technically if play out of the straight chord form there not really arpeggios [term gets thrown around a lot -- http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7e/Music-arpeggio.svg --])

what you are doing is playing two melodies over each other. That being so, a triad chord progression is really three melodies being played over each other. thus you are playing a progression -- D5-A5-CM(no 5)-A7(no 3,5)-A5.

now as I have no idea what octaves these notes are in nor the way in which your playing them, I can't truly be sure that what your doing is the above progression I listed. However I hope you get the idea and can apply it.

so why not add a Csus4 on top (F,C,G,C,C). It may not work though (as I haven't heard what you did and you have some funky chords going on) but what I did to come up with that is to just add 3rds (one was a fifth).

the point is melodies on top of melodies make chord progressions and with that I hope you can figure out what your doing.


that being said, don't let the theory bog you down. Start playing arpeggios over each other and when you like it go back and figure out what your doing. You'll find out more things than you would think doing that.

remember the music came first, then the theory.
Empirism  
3 Jan 2011 22:48 | Quote
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Thanks for the guidance (once again) :), oh ye :), darn I lack terms.. but anyway, my goal is to do 2 rhythmic melodies and add one "lead melody" over them... so then there is the three melodies played over each other as you mentioned?...
I will try that Csus4, thanks again m8.

Emp
RA  
4 Jan 2011 12:16 | Quote
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yeah the thing I want you to know is that don't let the theory bog you down.

really there is a lot you could do with is. maybe you could get your starting arpeggio and make a progress with it. Then put a counterpoint (a added arpeggio in your case) over them and then improvise over it. or you could make something theory wise and write something. Personally I improvise then go back and edit when writing. Kind of like writing an essay, I just go for it putting down all my ideas and then go back and make sense of it.


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