View Full Version : WHOAA!!! Awesome Chord! But what is it???

07-28-2003, 10:43 PM
Hey guys, think you can help me out here? I play metal and thrash, but have rarely ever heard this chord (s). It sounds awesome and if I knew what it was I could incorporate it into my playing. I'm not exactly sure if they are two different types of chords or the same one but with a different root. Could someone give me the name and how to form it? Thanks in advance:)


The chord I'm talking about occurs at elapsed time 0:05-0:06 and 0:08-0:09 seconds

07-29-2003, 02:31 AM
first one is f#5, and you can play it [xxx44xx]. second part is two chords (im not sure which one you want), e5 and e5(7) [xxx245x] and [xxx244x] respectively. the artist is either using a 7 string in standard tuning, or a six string tuned down a minor third. if you happen to be tuning a six string down, you can play the same patterns a minor third up. ie: [xx77xx], [xx578x], and [xx577x].

07-29-2003, 02:38 AM
WOW! Thanks! That really helps. I didn't know it was tune down or done with a 7 string. I think that might have been why I was having so much trouble figuring it out. The guy who created the clip never had a lesson before and couldn't tell me what type of chords they were. It sounds really cool though, it creates a sort of tension.

07-29-2003, 02:18 PM
by the way, that first chord is really b5, not f#5. sorry about that, i was half asleep when i did it.

07-29-2003, 10:27 PM
hey that's cool, don't worry about it. I'm familiar with the first two chords, both standard powerchords, but the e5(7) I'm not familiar with...

07-30-2003, 03:28 AM
the e5(7) is just a emaj7 chord (1,3,5,7) without the 3rd (g#)

07-30-2003, 09:03 AM
e - root
b - perfect 5th
d# - added 7th

its an e5 added 7th instead of an e major 7th because theres no major 3rd (g#).

07-30-2003, 02:16 PM

I like that type of sound when the player improvises with lots of tensions over raw powerchord progression. Less avoid notes, fusion feeling, fresh approach.