## Descending chord thing

### Re: Descending chord thing

Wouldn't it be a G on the 3rd fret high E string? If you barre the 3rd?
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### Re: Descending chord thing

bodiddley wrote:Wouldn't it be a G on the 3rd fret high E string? If you barre the 3rd?

Not sure what you're asking. Yes, the third fret on the high E string is a G note. I'm no musical theory guru, but one note changes the chord.

Em

E|-----3--------
B|-----5--------
G|-----4---------
D|-----5---------
A|---------------
E|---------------

Cmaj7

E|-----3--------
B|-----5--------
G|-----4---------
D|-----5---------
A|-----3---------
E|---------------

Gmaj7 in the 3rd position would be

E|--------------
B|-----3--------
G|-----4---------
D|-----4---------
A|---------------
E|-----3----------
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### Re: Descending chord thing

Here's a pretty passionate version complete with some Malmsteen Garcia shredding on the solo.

Bodiddley, your Em chord form is used exclusively by Jerry on every pass. Good ear...

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### Re: Descending chord thing

To make it really interesting:

This triad we have been discussing here

E ----------------
B -------5--------
G -------4--------
D -------5--------
A -----------------
E -----------------

Root it with E = Em
Root it with C = Cmaj7
Root it with A = A9
Root it with D = Dsus6/9 (if it exists)
Root it with G = G6
Root it with C# = C#m7-5
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### Re: Descending chord thing

jonarobb wrote:Here's a pretty passionate version complete with some Malmsteen Garcia shredding on the solo.

Bodiddley, your Em chord form is used exclusively by Jerry on every pass. Good ear...

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### Re: Descending chord thing

Em

E|-----3--------
B|-----5--------
G|-----4---------
D|-----5---------
A|---------------
E|---------------

????????????????
Not to beat a dead horse here but I thought you agreed a couple posts back that to be an Em you would play the high E string open. I'm getting cornfused.
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### Re: Descending chord thing

bodiddley wrote:Em

E|-----3--------
B|-----5--------
G|-----4---------
D|-----5---------
A|---------------
E|---------------

????????????????
Not to beat a dead horse here but I thought you agreed a couple posts back that to be an Em you would play the high E string open. I'm getting cornfused.

I live in a constant state of confusion.

Going back, what I posted was:

Usually, when I play that voicing of a minor chord I also include the high E string. For an Em, it would be:

E|-----3--------
B|-----5--------
G|-----4---------
D|-----5---------
A|---------------
E|---------------

...So I think the idea of the high E being open was your own idea. Having said that, it certainly wouldn't be in any way wrong to have that high E played open.
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