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(@swisstony)
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ok, in my band the bassist does this strange lil interlude on his bass and he wanted me to do an "exotic" sounding arpegio. i wanted to do a B diminished chord but accidently another one that the bassist really likes and wants me to use.

first you make a B major shape root on the E string. then you minor it, flatten the 5th and the TRIPLE flatten the 7th (instead of double flattening it like in a diminished chord)

it looks like this
 
 e |----------
 b |----------
 g |-----7----
 d |-----5----
 a |-----8----
 E |-----7----

any ideas what this chord is?

cheers!

bin playing for 7 years or so.....even lost 15% of hearin in my right ear after the last gig


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(@musenfreund)
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Is it just an inversion of a G7?  Doesn't look like any fun to finger.

Well we all shine on--like the moon and the stars and the sun.
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(@alex_)
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first finger on the fifth fret, the second and third split and get both the seventh fret's and the little finger is free to finger the eighth, not that hard ;)

(it did take me a while to figure out a good way)

Bdim with a 6th in it...

sorry, wasnt being picky but it fits more with his B diminished chord idea he had.


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(@swisstony)
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...ah yes so it is.

i didnt actually look at the notes in the chord - b,f,d,g. i have a talent for making things harder than they seem lol.

sounds alot more evil than the more common positions of the chord dont you think?

bin playing for 7 years or so.....even lost 15% of hearin in my right ear after the last gig


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(@hbriem)
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Note that you're both right.

G7 has the notes G-B-D-F

Bdim has the notes B-D-F, with an added 6th, G.

The V7 and viidim are both dominant chords.  They share mostly the same notes and the same harmonic function, to provide tension and a clear resolution back to the I.

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(@musenfreund)
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Note that you're both right.

G7 has the notes G-B-D-F

Bdim has the notes B-D-F, with an added 6th, G.

The V7 and viidim are both dominant chords.  They share mostly the same notes and the same harmonic function, to provide tension and a clear resolution back to the I.

Wow! Thanks, Helgi!  I'm not good enough at this yet to have happened on Alex's more sophisticated solution, but I feel like I'm getting somewhere -- I got one!

Well we all shine on--like the moon and the stars and the sun.
-- John Lennon


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(@alex_)
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Me???? sophisticated???
i cant even spell sophisticated, i had to copy it from your post..

So who is this other Alex your talking about??

lol.


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