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    Default question about chording at the end of the songs.

    there is this chord on the guitar that i just cant figure out. like at the very end of "turnin' left", and "oh yea" there is this chord joe hits and i was wondering if anyone knows what this chord is. ive heard eddie use it alot like at the end of the classic vh songs. anyone know what it is? the best example to me would be the very end of turnin left.
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    It's like an E9 down on the 7th fret, if it's in E, I haven't sat to figure out what key "Turnin' Left" is in. You're thinking of "Aint' Talkin' Bout Love" and "Ice Cream Man" I'm sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pranker5150 View Post
    there is this chord on the guitar that i just cant figure out. like at the very end of "turnin' left", and "oh yea" there is this chord joe hits and i was wondering if anyone knows what this chord is. ive heard eddie use it alot like at the end of the classic vh songs. anyone know what it is? the best example to me would be the very end of turnin left.
    It's an E7#9.

    2nd finger, 5th string, 7th fret.
    1st finger, 4th string, 6th fret.
    3rd finger, 3rd string, 7th fret.
    4th finger, 2nd string, 8th fret.

    That's a movable chord shape, but if you play it there as E (with the root note on the fifth string) you can add your low-E to it, which is what Eddie often did.

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    I thought maybe it was an E7#9, but I play that stuff both ways, I couldn't really remember.
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    thanks guys! i wanted to use that chord to end some of my songs live. much appreciated
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewThomas.net View Post
    It's an E7#9.

    2nd finger, 5th string, 7th fret.
    1st finger, 4th string, 6th fret.
    3rd finger, 3rd string, 7th fret.
    4th finger, 2nd string, 8th fret.

    That's a movable chord shape, but if you play it there as E (with the root note on the fifth string) you can add your low-E to it, which is what Eddie often did.
    Ahhh, the Hendrix chord. So named because you can play roughly 90% of the guy's catalogue with it.
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    Yep the "Purple Haze" E.
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    It works for "Whole Lotta Love" and several other Zep tunes, as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig View Post
    It works for "Whole Lotta Love" and several other Zep tunes, as well.
    "The Lemon Song"!

    "Jimi Hendrix" (E7#9) chord on "Oh Yeah" but the root (bass note) of
    "Turnin' Left" is Bb and the chord doesn't sound as dissonant. I think
    it's just a plain Bbmin7 - depending on how Joe is tuned. Not a big deal
    though.

    (2nd finger 6th string 6th fret; third finger bar across strings 2,3 & 4 6th
    fret; mute 1st & 5th string)

 

 

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