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  •  you music theory geek. (none)
    (btw, since the fifth scale degree [G#] is on the high E string, it would technically be a C#7#4/E.  please take note.)

    yes, i'm kidding.  it takes one to know one. ;)

    I stand with Howard.

    by obietom on Tue Aug 30, 2005 at 11:28:19 PM PDT

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    •  I believe (4.00)
      the chord he is fingering is a C# demolished
    •  A really screwed up G chord? (none)
      Looks more like G#(mute5)FGBA (?)

      Damn, that sounds hideous.

      Heartless and soulless.  Ughh.

    •  You're failing to account for the open G! (none)

      But, as far as the guitar is concerned, once you get into the realm of wacko extended "Jazz" chords, it's all academic, anyway.  On a piano, there is some utility to being able to distinguish between a C#9no7, and a C#add2 (spread vs. cluster).  Of course, on a guitar, you can't hit every intermediate interval in an extended chord, so the interpretation is bound to be a little more "loose".  

      Well, you can't hit chords like that unless you're doing two handed chords, or perhaps, you're Allan Holdsworth...

      Funny, a guy I work with was just telling me about his ability to tell what key a horn player is playing in based on which fingerings they're using, and here we are "chordspotting".

      Political Protest Techno by gee dub bee. Yes, techno. No, really.

      by geedubbee on Wed Aug 31, 2005 at 09:30:23 AM PDT

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