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chris_alker

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« on: March 12, 2013, 06:44:07 PM »
Can anyone tell me what type of chords are being played in the video.



I know power chords are used a lot in this type of music but these sound different and he seems to be playing some of the  chords on the lower strings



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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2013, 06:55:58 PM »
Can anyone tell me what type of chords are being played in the video.



I know power chords are used a lot in this type of music but these sound different and he seems to be playing some of the  chords on the lower strings



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Don`t know..but the dude can`t sing to well..shes not bad....don`t like this type of music...much/

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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2013, 07:04:11 PM »


Don`t know..but the dude can`t sing to well..shes not bad....don`t like this type of music...much/
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well thanks that was a lot of help!! I don't recall asking for anyone's opinion on the singers voice!

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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2013, 07:29:17 PM »


Don`t know..but the dude can`t sing to well..shes not bad....don`t like this type of music...much/

well thanks that was a lot of help!! I don't recall asking for anyone's opinion on the singers voice!
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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2013, 07:41:12 PM »
Looks like power chords and barre chords (thumb being used for the root).


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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2013, 10:11:10 PM »
The guy on the Les Paul type is playing mainly open chords, with a thumb on the 6th string in places

The guy on the Strat seems to be playing "power chords" or "5ths" - which are often just 2 strings to get that "chunky" sound - e.g. 3rd fret of low E string (G) and 5th fret of the A string (D) = G5

He is then resting his hand over the rest of the strings to mute them and get that percussive "chunking" sound to compliment and contrast with the open chords of the other guitar

The Strat guy looks like he is playing a sharpened 5th to give an "augmented" feel in places (I can't hear properly at work to verify)

This can sound great on dirty guitars to give a sense of movement by sharpening the 5th but keeping the root note where it is - makes a great passing chord either up (by sharpening the 5th) or down (by flattening the lowest note - which is the same as sharpening the 5th of the lower "chord")
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