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#1 HandBanana

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 05:47 PM

I vote for Cmaj7

Its such a sad chord, full of longing and distant subtext.
Mix in in with any simple progression and it widens the field out considerably.


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#2 James D

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 06:12 PM

A better thread (lol) would have been The best chord progression ever. A chord on it's own is completely worthless.

#3 HandBanana

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 06:15 PM

I dunno man, have you heard Cmaj7? I could make an awesome song out of just it. Probably have to arpreggiate to change things up a bit tho
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#4 M_Rots

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 06:18 PM

A chord on its own is worthless? Remind me to let Paul McCartney know the end of "A Day in the Life" is worthless - I'm sure he'll edit the song to make you happy, James, you freakin' idiot.

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 06:19 PM

listen to guitar trio saved my life. You wont even think about chords when you have a note like that.
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#6 HandBanana

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 06:20 PM

A chord on its own is worthless? Remind me to let Paul McCartney know the end of "A Day in the Life" is worthless - I'm sure he'll edit the song to make you happy, James, you freakin' idiot.



That is a great song, but I think you may be overreacting a tad.
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#7 Waylon

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 06:20 PM

There are two chords in that bit.

Still waiting for Slackmo to delete this thread.


#8 M_Rots

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 06:21 PM

I hope everyone in this thread dies painfully. Soon.

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 06:24 PM

I hope everyone in this thread dies painfully. Soon.

It's E for most of the song, but McCartney goes to A at the end of each line. You can hear it in the bass.

Still waiting for Slackmo to delete this thread.


#10 Waylon

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 06:27 PM

Tomorrow Never Knows is all one chord, but it's a terrible song. Also, this thread is just gonna get worse.

Still waiting for Slackmo to delete this thread.


#11 James D

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 06:42 PM

A chord on its own is worthless? Remind me to let Paul McCartney know the end of "A Day in the Life" is worthless - I'm sure he'll edit the song to make you happy, James, you freakin' idiot.


A chord on it's own without a band/vocals is not something I would chose to listen to.

#12 wakingrufus

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 06:49 PM

yes in theory a chord by itself has nothing special ie Am has the same sound Bm, Cm, HOWEVER if you talk about them in the context of playing them on guitar (open form) then they do have a significance since they will be different voicings of the same form
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Posted 22 October 2008 - 06:57 PM

I vote for Cmaj7

Its such a sad chord, full of longing and distant subtext.
Mix in in with any simple progression and it widens the field out considerably.


RIYL: Em


Good choice, but I gotta go Em7. It's the opening chord to "Cortez the Killer." It stills the universe.
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#14 Hewletts Daughter

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 07:35 PM

i've always been fond of playing the G chord. as for which is the best, however, that is an entirely different beast of a discussion
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#15 petras

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 07:47 PM

Em all the way....just think of Country Feedback without it....scary thought. I have to send out a sentimental honorable mention to D as it was the first chord I learned. Best progression? G A D all the way... so simple yet so many possibilities.
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#16 Sid Hartha

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 09:17 PM

Put on The Who Sings My Generation, side two...






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#17 maxexactly

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 09:30 PM

C#m

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 09:36 PM

Claaaanngggggg

That one rocks

#19 By-Tor

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 09:52 PM

E major 7th, of course.
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#20 PArock813

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 10:05 PM

As pretty much a lurker for the last 2 years, I love reading this board, but this is the dumbest thread I have ever seen.