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How do I write out this chord?

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Deacon_Blues, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. Deacon_Blues


    Feb 11, 2007

    I've recently run into this chord on guitar but I'm not sure about how to mark it out:

    (I.e. A, F, G, C, E )
    I'm thinking of it as an Fsus2maj7/A, but is there a shorter or more correct way to mark the chord that I don't see?


    Thanks, DB
  2. Fmaj9/A
  3. Deacon_Blues


    Feb 11, 2007

    Takk Björn. And I need to go hiding somewhere. :bag:

    I feel stupid. I thought of that alternative already, but I somehow thought there was no 3 in that chord, but that's the A of course.... I guess it was the fact that the 9 is lower than the maj7 here that fooled me....
  4. onlyclave


    Oct 28, 2005
    Cmaj13 (no7) 6th inv.

  5. HaVIC5


    Aug 22, 2003
    Brooklyn, NYC
    Db+maj7(#9,#11) in second inversion (omit 1)
  6. Deacon_Blues


    Feb 11, 2007
    LOL @ you two... :D
  7. dougjwray


    Jul 20, 2005
    In more classical (i.e. Stravinsky) terms, it's a C major stacked on top of an F major!
  8. Deacon_Blues


    Feb 11, 2007
    Well not really as the G is missing. But it could perhaps be written as


    What do you theory monsters at TB (you know who you are) think of this?
  9. HaVIC5


    Aug 22, 2003
    Brooklyn, NYC
    It's not really a bichord because the full triad isn't there in the bottom half, but you do have a nice upper structure triad over two chord tones. Second inversion triads tend to have the most resonance as upper structures in my opinion, and thats what you have.
  10. Shovelbone

    Shovelbone Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2007
    Yonderville Georgia

    Try these options -

    Em7#5 E Minor 7th Sharp 5th
    D7sus2sus4/E D/E 7th Suspended 2nd Suspended 4th
    G6sus4/E G/E 6th Suspended 4th
  11. christmetal


    Aug 21, 2008
    actually you are all wrong
    its the very rare Hmaj. chord
    hahahaha jk
    its a Fmaj9/A
  12. onlyclave


    Oct 28, 2005
    You don't know what you're talking about. In the key of Q major, H is a minor quality chord. Just look at the circle of 19ths.

    Back under your bridge, troll!
  13. The ex-jazz-guitarist in me would call that Am7b13.
  14. phippsyg


    May 28, 2007
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar Amplification, Optima Strings
    It could well be a number of chords mentioned. I would say you probably need to look at the function of the chord to be totally sure. :)
  15. IconBasser

    IconBasser Scuba Viking Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2007
    Alta Loma, California

    lol. A friend of mine in piano class always erases all the the "C"s on the board and replaces them with Qs. Freaks the teacher out, every day.

    "Q?!?! What the hell is a middle Q?!?!?!"
  16. Deacon_Blues


    Feb 11, 2007
    Hmaj = B major. I'm actually more comfortable with using the H than the B designation. I just avoid using it here on TB.

    That would probably be a good way to write it as well.
  17. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    This thread makes me laugh hahaha

    But I'd call it Cmaj11/A, or Ami7(b13)
  18. EADG mx

    EADG mx

    Jul 4, 2005

    It can't be a sus2 if it has a 3rd (which it does).

    Another vote for Fmaj9/A but it's hard to be sure without knowing the context (function).
  19. SanDiegoHarry

    SanDiegoHarry Banned Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    agreed... this thread has become one of the most amusing things I've seen on this board since joining... But I'm easily amused.

    For my part, I vote Am7 - but what do I know... I'm a bassist/computer geek
  20. lunker


    May 27, 2008
    Wouldn't it be more efficient to close the C and and add a little squiggle at the corner?

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