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Old 07-30-2002, 11:07 PM
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Question 4th string 7th/barre chords?

Can anyone show me a site that shows how to play 4th string 7th chords? (and 4th string barre chords, if they exist.)

I had it written down somewhere, but I lost the sheet

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Old 07-31-2002, 02:01 AM
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most 4 string chords are just playing the bottom half of a six string. For example the standard major bar chord is


a 4 string major is just

The reaosn this works is because most of the common 6 string chords use the octave on the 4th string. *most* of the time you can play any 4 string chord you want by playing a 6 string and only strumming the bottom half. Like everything theres many exceptions but for the most part you should get a trebly chord that sounds like the chord you're trying to play. Hope that was of some help...
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Old 08-05-2002, 12:05 PM
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Sorry. Don't know of a site. Major seventh barre starting on 4th string (D string) is fretted for G Maj 7 starting from 4, 5777, therefore G7 (dominant) is 5767 and G6 would follow as 5757.

This most common 4th string barre has the root on 4 string and is the same fingerings as the standard open D chord (plain old G chord starting on 4th string in our above example would be 5787).

The easy way to figure where you need to be on the fretboard for the root of the chord is to realize that the 4th string is a major second lower than the octave E from the bass string E. So, if you need a G chord on the 4th string it will be 2 frets higher on the 4th string from where it would be for the G chord barre on string 6.
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