Respond to This

What would this chord be called?

What would you call a "chord" shaped like a D major, but with an A instead of an F# on the first string? (I put "chord" in quotes as I believe you need at least three notes in order for it to technically qualify as a chord).



My guess would be D (no 3rd)

But how would you distinguish it from the power chord D5?
D5

Responses
Respond to this

Re: What would this chord be called?

10/1/2008 8:25 PM

Inactive Member wrote:

It's just a D, Rik.
You've just added another A note...
...actually, by adding this A note you have taken away the F#, the 3rd, the major 3rd, so it's a D5.
Whether it sounds major or minor would depend on the context of the chords that precede and procede it.
A



Respond to this

Re: What would this chord be called?

10/1/2008 8:35 PM

Inactive Member wrote:

Also...
Its a type of chord you would use when you play a melody on top of a chord progression. ie:


or,






Respond to this

Re: What would this chord be called?

10/2/2008 5:42 PM

Rik Eischen (960) wrote:

Andrew, I tried those progressions. Thanks!
I also looked up the chord mentioned at the top of the post, and Chordbook.com confirmed the chord as a D5. I had forgotten about that online resource.

http://www.chordbook.com/guitarchords.php

What it could not name for me is the following chord:



spelling: x x O D A C# A

Chordbook said: "Sorry, currently unable to find a match.

-Rik.



Respond to this

Re: What would this chord be called?

10/2/2008 5:46 PM

Rik Eischen (960) wrote:

For those familiar with 70's songs, that last chord sounds like it could fit with "Dance with me" by the Orleans. It also has kind of a Paul McCartney and the Wings sound to it, circa mid-70s. Any other thoughts?

-Rik.

Respond to this

Re: What would this chord be called?

10/1/2008 9:57 PM

Robert Strait (6660) wrote:

Its also a great voicing to use when playing distorted guitar, like in
a rock context...no out of tune warbly third in there, just fat,
consonant roots and fifths. Pete Townsend often plays voicings like
this which eliminate the third but aren't exactly your run-of-the-
mill power chords.

keep pickin,

Rob



Respond to this

Re: What would this chord be called?

10/2/2008 6:01 PM

Rik Eischen (960) wrote:

Thanks, Rob!

Respond to this

Re: What would this chord be called?

10/2/2008 6:00 PM

Rik Eischen (960) wrote:

I kind of like this progression (a measure or two of each):

D5


???


G


A

Respond to this

Re: What would this chord be called?

10/3/2008 2:02 AM

Robert Strait (6660) wrote:

thats a goodie...

just changing the V chord (A) is fun:


D5

Dmaj7(no 3rd)


Gmaj7

Gm6


Bb instead of A is cool too:

Bb


RAS