Chord I wasn't aware of

Chord I wasn't aware of

Postby Billbbill » Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:11 am

First posted here

http://community.rukind.org/viewtopic.php?t=1475

but really belongs here.




--life...sweeter for this

--Fm----------Ab+-----Ab

e--4-----------4-------4---
b--6-----------5-------4---
g--5-----------5-------5---
d--6-----------6-------6---
a--------------------------
E--------------------------


I'd never noticed the Ab+ chord. (if that's what it's called - might be Ab+5 as it's adding the #5th)

Pretty cool. Similar to the Dear Prudence progression, less the 7th chord


Here's the vid link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JYXm0Mpits
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Postby tigerstrat » Sat Sep 23, 2006 1:57 pm

Actually, "Ab+5" would mean the same thing as Ab+. The raised 5 is what gives a chord an Augmented quality.

And I think you are correct-...ish. I kind of reverse-engineered how I play it (in the 1st-fr position) and found that on the last beat of the Fm measure I do drop the root(but keep an F on top), which creates (I believe?)an Fm/Maj7 chord #7-E,3-Ab,5-C,1-F; which, if you remove the root entirely and have the maj7 on top, could also be called an Ab+ 1-Ab,3-C,#5-E. I think Fmin/Maj7 might be the more conventional way of seeing it. werxferme!
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