Chord Library: E6 add 9

Try using this rich-sounding E6 add 9 in place of an Emaj7 to add a little – well actually a lot – of extra spice if you find yourself at the dusty end of the neck. You’ll find the sweet chime backed by that low E will shimmer nicely. Use the third or second finger for the B and E strings: up to you.  More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Thursday, August 21st, 2014
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Chord Library: D5b9

Only three notes, but what an impact the three notes in this D5b9 have. The formula for this voicing – from lowest note to highest – is root, fifth and flattened ninth. Resolve the tension in this chord by following More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
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Chord Library: G9maj7

The sharp-eyed might spot that this is essentially a D suspended chord with a bassy G provided by your thumb instead of a treble G, but it’s an interesting spin on the more common version and we think you’ll More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
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Chord Library: Emaj7(9)

This chord is perfect for a little bit of late evening bluffer’s boss nova (just think in the style of Girl From Ipanema). Throw in the alternating bassline on the low E and it may even sound like you know what More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
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Chord Library: Am13 & Am7

When the funk grabs you – as occasionally it surely must – this little move might come in handy. Either hammer-on to the eighth fret on the B string with your pinkie, or slide up your third finger to move seamlessly More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
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Chord Library: F#m7sus4

A singer-songwriters’ favourite chord for a bit of edgy, droney minor texture, the F#m7sus4 can sit in almost anywhere during a song and add a certain something. Simply shifting the shape up the neck to the 5th, More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
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Chord Library: Bb7#9

The fingering of this simple jazzy voicing of B flat dominant seventh, sharp ninth is relatively simple, and once mastered it’s a handy little chord to have in the arsenal – ideal to spice up jazz or funk progressions, More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
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Chord Library: F#m7b5

The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson is never one to shy away from a few strange chords here and there, and this diminished chord with a minor 7 was used for Don’t Talk Put Your Head On My Shoulder from the classic More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
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Chord Library: Fsus2

Also known as F5add2, of the numerous voicings of Fsus2 this one shouldn’t be too tricky for most guitarists to master and it’s a healthy addition to anyone’s chord armoury. Using your first finger to barre More...