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Only Three Real Chords?, Ehh
SonofDestiny
Feb 8 2009, 12:18 PM
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Hey guys,

So I got into an argument on youtube with this dude who claims that there are only three real guitar chords. I don't know what he bases it on and he doesn't really care to explain either. Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSz6br6lUOA

Do you guys get it? Is he right or is he just frustrated and likes to project this on other people? huh.gif

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Pedja Simovic
Feb 8 2009, 12:25 PM
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There is more than 3 chords and he is wrong smile.gif

Major , minor, augmented, diminished, sus2, sus4 and other untraditional type of triads (voicing in forths, clusters etc).

So thats just triads, once you do 4 part chords it extends drastically.

Major6, Major7, Major7b5, Major7#5, Minor6, Minorb6, Minor7, MinorMaj7, Minor7b5, Dominant7, Dominat7b5, Dominant7#5, Diminished7, DiminishedMaj7 ...

Then you add tensions and you get even more possibilities.
I don't even want to go into Triad over Bass note concept (slash chords) or Poly chords where you stack one chord in the bottom and one on top!

So yes answer is there is more than 3 chords laugh.gif

As far as 5 shapes go, you can observe every chord voicing like it came from some sort of CAGED shape. I see nothing wrong with that.

Hope that helps.

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SonofDestiny
Feb 8 2009, 12:37 PM
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Hahaha allright! Thanks Pedja biggrin.gif I was starting to doubt myself.

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Emir Hot
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Don't get excited about youtube guys. 90% of them are talking rubish.

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SonofDestiny
Feb 8 2009, 01:03 PM
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Hehe.. I'm extremely inflammable unfortunately sad.gif

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Muris Varajic
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QUOTE (SonofDestiny @ Feb 8 2009, 01:03 PM) *
Hehe.. I'm extremely inflammable unfortunately sad.gif


Is GoodbyTonight your nickname over there? smile.gif

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Pedja Simovic
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QUOTE (SonofDestiny @ Feb 8 2009, 12:37 PM) *
Hahaha allright! Thanks Pedja biggrin.gif I was starting to doubt myself.


You welcome man smile.gif

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Just read this guy's posts, some people are really stubborn!!!

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SonofDestiny
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QUOTE (Muris Varajic @ Feb 8 2009, 01:10 PM) *
Is GoodbyTonight your nickname over there? smile.gif


Haha yep laugh.gif Probably not showing my best side there though.

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Muris Varajic
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QUOTE (SonofDestiny @ Feb 8 2009, 02:01 PM) *
Haha yep laugh.gif Probably not showing my best side there though.

Was some talking over there indeed. biggrin.gif

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Ramiro Delforte
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Hahaha poor fellow, he's clueless. Even if he's talking about only the "shapes" there are more than three for sure. Tell him that he might want to check the Scott Henderson's chord chart hahaha tongue.gif

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l0l funny comments

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Oh dear.... rolleyes.gif
Well, I suppose youtube isn't really the place for intellectual debate or enlightenment. Not in my experience at least

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MickeM
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A discussion on youtube must be so useless dry.gif Youtube is so full of experts who tells people this and that and knows everything but don't have any videos of their own playing to back it up.

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Man, that read was quite "refreshing", almost forgot how the rest of the web looks:D

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The poor fellow was probably referring to the shapes (like major and minor) that can be moved around the fretboard using barre (+open chords) or in basic swept arpeggios. He probably got stuck at the first few pages of the book he was referring to. laugh.gif

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Feb 8 2009, 10:15 PM
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I really have to relearn some theory- this guy is clearly reinventing the wheel here laugh.gif

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I'm amazed at how convinced he is that he's correct about this...
There's definetly alot of strange people on youtube smile.gif

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He definitely does not know much about theory. laugh.gif I bet he isn´t able to play over any other progression than I-IV-V...

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Just take it cool with these youtube guys wink.gif You should not get upset with it smile.gif

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