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 #12535  by st. stephen
 Sat Feb 10, 2007 5:22 am
what is this chord called or does it exist?


thank you :roll:

 #12536  by bodiddley
 Sat Feb 10, 2007 6:33 am
Just another form of the A7 is what I always thought.

 #12562  by st. stephen
 Sun Feb 11, 2007 7:52 am
yeah thats what i thought too but i didn't find it anywhere.

 #12568  by qiuniu
 Sun Feb 11, 2007 10:29 am
AM#13sus4/G# A/G# Major Sharp 13th Suspended 4th

hmmm....don't know enough to know if that is right, but that's what this chord thingy says: ... els=letter

 #12662  by st. stephen
 Tue Feb 13, 2007 5:22 am
thanks for the link, thats a nice tool. but in ny case it said a7

 #12691  by HawaiianDedhed
 Tue Feb 13, 2007 12:38 pm
Looks like an A7 without the 5th (E). The jazzers like to break up and reaarange chords, often ommiting notes. The first note to go in any chord is usually the 5th as it's considered by some to be superfluous.

The notes for this sucker are (A C# G A). That gives you the 1st, 3rd and b7th. The 1st (A) tells us were in A, the 3rd (C#) tells us it's major (as opposed to minor) and the b7th (G) tells us it's a dominant 7 (A7).

The 5th (E) really just reinforces the key we're in. In this cse, the A.

Anyway, yeah -- A7.

 #12729  by qiuniu
 Tue Feb 13, 2007 7:17 pm
st. stephen wrote:thanks for the link, thats a nice tool. but in ny case it said a7
:oops: Got the 6th and 7th fret mixed up. A7 it is!

 #12740  by st. stephen
 Wed Feb 14, 2007 4:18 am
no problem man. thanks anyway