Saturday, 10 November 2012

F minor 69 Guitar Chord

Today's Guitar Chord of the Day is F minor69. This chord has its root note on the the A string of the guitar.
f minor 69 guitar chord
Fm69 guitar chord

Here's the fingering for the F minor69 chord:
F minor69 guitar chord

You don't see minor 69 chords often in chord charts or songs, it is an interesting sounding chord so that doesn't mean you can't use it. You can play minor 69 chords in place of any chord that's functioning as a I chord in minor keys or a ii chord in major keys, but you could try playing this minor69 inversion in place of any regular minor chord and listening to how it sounds. If it works, use it!

Minor 69 chords are created by playing a minor triad and adding the 6th and 9th: 1, b3, 5, 6 9
F minor69 uses these notes: F, Ab, C, D, G

Tune in tomorrow for another Guitar Chord of the Day.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Frank Gambale Magic Chords 4

Today's Guitar Chord of the Day continues our series looking at Frank Gambale's Magic Chords.
Frank Gambale Magic Chords

Here's the fingering for this guitar chord:
Frank Gambale Magic Chord

As with yesterday's inversion, today's Chord of the Day can be considered in many different ways.

C, D, G
Csus2 (1, 2, 5)
D11(b7, 1, 11)
Ebmajor 13 (13, 7, 3)
F69 (5, 6, 9)
Gsus4 (4, 5, 1)
Abmaj7#11 (3, #11, 7)
Am11 (b3, 11, b7)
Bb69 (9, 3, 6)

We can use our one Magic Chord in place of 8 different chords all with the same fingering in the same position. The chord can function as:

C, D, F, Bb and G dominant 7th chords
C, Eb, F, Bb, Ab, G major7th chords
C, A, D, G, F minor 7th chords

We've looked at using the Magic chord as major7 and minor7 chords, today we'll look at using the Magic Chord as a Dominant 7th chord.  For example, we could play this inversion in the following positions and it could function as a C7:

2nd position C13 (D, G, A, D)
5th position C11 (F, Bb, C, F)
7th position C9 (G, C, D, G)
9th position C69 (A, D, E, A)
12th position C11 (C, F, G, C)

Try playing through some songs you know and dropping in other Frank Gambale Magic Chords in place of major and minor inversions you might use and tune in tomorrow for another Guitar Chord of the Day.