I just had a nice idea for this forum, and I hope many of you will participate. Here is how it goes...
While at the GIT I heard about a fun little game there. I think either Steve Vai or Paul Gilbert came up with that one.
It was called something like "Show me a chord I havenīt seen yet, and I show you one you didnīt know yet" ( or something like that )
The plan was to show each other chords beyond mere triads, trying to show the other person a chord that that person hadnīt seen yet. That can include just weird chords you come up with by randomly putting your fingers somewhere ( which actually may result into an idea for a cool lick or song ), or "sophisticated" chords that you construct based on music theory.
So how about that, letīs try to collect a few chords that one doesnīt hear every day.
I am gonna start this. Since Iīm more of a rock player, I often resort to triads and basic chords in my compositions, but one chord I like a lot is the minor11-chord.
I even wrote a song based on that chord, cause it sounds so cool. Here it goes, an Em11 chord:
Click HERE to hear a MIDI-file of the TAB above
I think it sounds cool. Joe Satriani uses that chord a lot, too, i.e. in "The Power Cosmic" or in the intro of "Rubina" on the "Live In San Francisco"-album
So, now itīs your turn: show us some cool, unusual chords you like to use...
NP: still Planet X- Universe ( Guitars: Tony MacAlpine )