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Musical Theory Abound!!!

 #11885  by bodiddley
 Wed Jan 17, 2007 2:15 pm
correction...I meant an A minor 7.

 #11886  by Chief5959
 Wed Jan 17, 2007 2:32 pm
Make a bar chord Em7th shape as if you were at the seventh fret. Move that shape up the neck so that the bar is across the 12th fret.
5th string (A)fret 12
fourth string (D) fret 14
Third string fret (G) fret 12
second string (B) fret 13
first string (E) fret 12

 #11887  by bodiddley
 Wed Jan 17, 2007 3:05 pm
Thanks! Man, now I feel stupid for not being able to figure that out on my own. I should know that! duh!
 #11902  by dahmbomb
 Thu Jan 18, 2007 9:06 am
If you want an Am you just need to find a (A, C, E).
Here is a fun shape to play with (Am inversion):

e--(??)-- ?
B---10--- a
G---9---- e
D---10--- c
A---x---- x
E---x---- x

(??) - You have some choices on the high e string. I like shapes where I can hammer on and off other notes without changing the chord. Try playing the high e string at:

0 e
8 c
12 e
mute x

You can also play the A string at 12 to keep the A as the bass note.

 #13093  by Django
 Thu Feb 22, 2007 1:19 pm
Make a chord like a Dm7 in the first position and slide it up until the A note is on the B string like the D note is on the B string in the first position.