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    Yesterday, 04:47 PM
    JonR replied to a thread 13 chord--a note hog? in Music Theory
    Yes - provided the chords move in that traditional "circle" manner: roots going up 4 or down 5. Here's a simple example using dom7s alone:...
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    01-24-2015, 01:19 PM
    JonR replied to a thread 13 chord--a note hog? in Music Theory
    That's exactly what I mean. The nice thing is, guitar tends to do a lot of the work for you, as long as you play chord shapes in the same...
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    01-13-2015, 11:14 AM
    JonR replied to a thread 13 chord--a note hog? in Music Theory
    One of the most illuminating perspective on chords that I've found (developed from various reading) was the idea that - essentially - they are an...
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    01-09-2015, 09:55 AM
    JonR replied to a thread I can play well... in Music Theory
    "Talking the talk" is exactly what theory is about - no more no less. Not all musicians need it, of course. You've obviously got along fine for 20...
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    01-07-2015, 10:59 PM
    JonR replied to a thread 13 chord--a note hog? in Music Theory
    There's two issues, essentially: root note, and bass note. If the root is in the bass, the chord sounds most stable. Of course, some chords are...
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    01-07-2015, 12:41 PM
    JonR replied to a thread 13 chord--a note hog? in Music Theory
    There's ALWAYS a root on 6th, 5th or 4th strings (often on 6th and 4th together).;) Of course we use partial shapes on top 3 or 4 strings quite...
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    01-03-2015, 05:41 PM
    JonR replied to a thread 13 chord--a note hog? in Music Theory
    Here's some other ways of categorizing chords, which you could cross-reference with yours: 1. Diatonic to a key (major in the first instance,...
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    01-03-2015, 05:41 PM
    JonR replied to a thread 13 chord--a note hog? in Music Theory
    OK, I'm not going to draw up neat chord boxes like yours, but here's a few comments: In the main, I think your CAGED categorization makes sense -...
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    01-03-2015, 04:11 PM
    JonR replied to a thread 13 chord--a note hog? in Music Theory
    Yes, in every case. The most important notes in any chord are root, 3rd and 7th, in that order. The rest are pretty much filler, embellishment. ...
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    01-01-2015, 12:48 PM
    JonR replied to a thread 13 chord--a note hog? in Music Theory
    In theory you're right, but in practice the 11th is pretty much always omitted from a 13 chord - not because it's hard to fit it in, but because it...
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    12-31-2014, 07:09 PM
    JonR replied to a thread Melody Question? in Music Theory
    Seems like a meaningless question IMO. There might be one note (whole note), there might be 32 32nd notes... or 64 64ths.... Obviously most of the...
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