Post by stratcowboy on Jul 18, 2020 18:39:23 GMT -5
Depends. Whenever I pick up my acoustic, I usually start off with a G at the 3rd fret (not a barre chord). When I pick up an electric, I usually start with an A-minor. I'm not saying these are my favorites. Just the usual starting point.
Post by twangmeister on Jul 19, 2020 22:25:04 GMT -5
Seventh flat fifths.
These showed up very frequently on the big band charts for my last band. Hated them. I think they were a plot by arranger/pianists who were messing with the guitarist. The Freddy Green groove meant that *snick* sound was produced with three notes at maximum. Me: play the major chord.
Last big band gig was three years ago. Haven't been confronted by one since
There's also the Alex Lifeson chord, the name of which is subject to heated debate. He's played it on a number of tracks but if memory serves, I believe it features most prominently near the start of Hemispheres. John Petrucci claims it is his "desert island" chord.
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Post by stratcowboy on Jul 19, 2020 22:38:47 GMT -5
I was thinking about this some more today. And I realized I play a bunch of chords that I have no idea what they are. They sound good. But I couldn't name them if I tried. Some are the result of experimentation, while others I've picked up off a video of some artist somewhere (Doc Watson, SRV, etc.).