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    Why, those would be the chords with the 7ths and 9ths in them, Darby.

    Pardon me for being a smartass. [img]tongue.gif[/img]

    To answer your question - for example, a G7 chord adds an f# (the 7th note in a Gmajor scale). Then again, you have major 7ths, minor 7ths, dominant 7ths, blah blah blah. But, what Ed was referring to is adding the 7th or 9th tone of a scale to the chord.

    Actually, I have to agree - any time you are cranking a Marshall, it's hard to get those notes to not turn to mush unless you are processing the signal like crazy. sus2 chords have a nice gnarly growl to them, but 7ths and 9ths in particular sound like crud when distorted by an amp with a lot of hot gain. Now, when they are played through a clean channel, it's a whole different ballgame. I actually like to mix things up with some different chord figures and voicings when I am playing clean ryhthm.

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    To get a major 7th chord take the 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th tones out of the major scale. Take C major:

    c d e f g a b c
    1 3 5 7

    c e g b = C major 7th

    *add the 9th note (which is the 2nd an octave higher, d in this case) and you have a 9th.

    hope this helps.

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    This is a quote from Eddie, "You start dickin' with chords like the 7ths and 9ths through a blazing Marshall, and it will sound like crap."

    What chords is he talking about?

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    Thanks guys. Very helpful. [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img] I found a chord generator on OLGA.net that also gave me some insight to what he was talking about.

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    At the risk of bein' controversial i think 7's and 9's sound ok thru a cranked amp.

    it all depends how you use them, let me elucidate..

    ...dont play the whole chord, it will sound like shit, play part of it, ie the bit that makes it sound funky...

    ..use them as part of a chromatic chord prog...

    ..use right hand muting, B7 for example, use the 5th, 4th, and 3rd string elements only

    I use these jazz chords all the time and they sound great thru my 5150....

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    Originally posted by Kamikazesheep:
    At the risk of bein' controversial i think 7's and 9's sound ok thru a cranked amp.

    it all depends how you use them, let me elucidate..

    ...dont play the whole chord, it will sound like shit, play part of it, ie the bit that makes it sound funky...

    ..use them as part of a chromatic chord prog...

    ..use right hand muting, B7 for example, use the 5th, 4th, and 3rd string elements only

    I use these jazz chords all the time and they sound great thru my 5150....

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    Great Idea Man, I just couldn't ponder just playin Power chords all the time [img]graemlins/brickwall.gif[/img]
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    Originally posted by Darby:
    This is a quote from Eddie, "You start dickin' with chords like the 7ths and 9ths through a blazing Marshall, and it will sound like crap."

    What chords is he talking about?
    I think he's full of shit. "Panama" has suspended E and D chords, "Summer Nights" starts with a Bb5 chord, "Best of Both Worlds", E5, B5, A5 is loaded throughout "Beautiful Girls", "Hot for Teacher" also has a slew of 5th and 7th chords... Then again, I really don't have a clue what I am talking about [img]graemlins/sssh.gif[/img]

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    To begin with, 5th "chords" are not really chords.
    Thay are intervals of a perfect 5th. Two notes thats all, which is at the heart of rock guitar. To form a real chord you have to bring three notes together. So in a sense, Ed is right. Any jazz guitarist will tell this also, two notes=interval. Here's where I think Ed is full of shit, when he says just throw 12 notes and put them where they sound good. Yeah thats right but the man was trained musician first and transfered his knowledge to the guitar.

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    EVH: "Yeah, except for the part near the end that sounds like Montoya or something."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darby
    This is a quote from Eddie, "You start dickin' with chords like the 7ths and 9ths through a blazing Marshall, and it will sound like crap."

    What chords is he talking about?
    Generally, your 7th's and 9th's are found in blues, gospel...just different genres...The "cranked Marshall" is a beast that loves power chords...
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