kenneybonz wrote:that 10th fret illustration you started with, it THAT supposed to make up a chord? of course i'm used to making a chord at the 10th fret.. like a D or a C, but if that is a chord formation, it would look like a, reverse (?) way of making one? which i can do i guess, i;m just not sure if that's what ya meant .. tom
kennebonz - the 10th fret illustration that wisewyes showed above is a D chord played in the "G" form of the CAGED system.
Play a normal open G and just move it up to the 10th fret. You have to re-arrange your fingers so account for the open strings of that original open G chord, but that's what it is.
e - 10 (pinkie)
B - 7 (barre w/ you index)
G - 7 (barre w/ you index)
D - 7 (barre w/ you index)
A - 9 (middle)
E - 10 (ring)
Major chords are made up of only 3 notes (though sometimes some are repeated, meaning a note may be played twice within a chord) = the 1st, the 3rd, and the 5th. Take a look at any major chord and you'll see only 3 notes being played. So all you're doing here is playing those 3 notes (1st, 3rd, 5th) in different positions.
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