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Old 01-13-2003, 07:47 AM
NaTe_Lui NaTe_Lui is offline
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How to get the A5, B5, C5, D5, E5, F5, G5 chords?

hey peeps,

can u help me with this problem of mine? im ahving a problem on lookign for the A5s.... and stuff like it. How do i tab it?

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Old 01-13-2003, 08:38 AM
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The Fury The Fury is offline
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Hi, an A5 contains the root note (A) an a perfect 5th (E)

So you can play it like any of these:


Don't forget to check out the scales and chord construction parts of the site.

I hope that helps.
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Old 01-13-2003, 11:58 AM
John Prophet John Prophet is offline
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it helps to memorize the chromatic scale, which is every note basically, 12 notes...that way you will know what fret the chords are on.

So the chromatic scale is this a, a#, b, c, c#, d, d#, e, f, f#, g, g#, a (12 notes, I wrote the "a" note again at the end to show that it just starts over and repeats) (there are no e# or b# notes, and you can also name notes based on saying "flat" rather than "sharp" for instance eflat = d sharp)

So now you can find the chords on the 6th and 5th strings.

For instance lets say you want a b5 chord...well there are two main places to play it can play it with the root note of the chord on the 6th string or root on the 5th.

So to play with the 6th string root, you start on the 6th string which is the low E string...okay the open string is "E" so you start on the chromatic scale and count up until you get to you go e,f,f#,g,g#,a,a#, then you just count up the frets...the open e string is e, the first fret is f and you just count up until you see that the B is on the 7th fret of the E string so if you play your chord there it is a B chord. Like this diagram


lets say you wanted to use the 5th string root...well, the 5th string is the a string so you only have to go up the chromatic scale 2 notes to find the B chord. starting on a its then a#, you see that would be the 2nd fret of the a this


it works the same for major or minor chords also, if you play a "bar" chord it is just named by the fret you play it on, so if you want to play a c#minor bar chord you just look at the chromatic scale and count up to find what fret it is on the low e string it will be on the 9th fret, like this


So you see that chords are named for the ROOT note, the root note is usually the lowest note in your chord and it is the note the chord is named if you play the chord at the 2nd fret of the A string it is a B chord cuz the B note is the root.

That should help get you started, JP
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