How many types of chords are there?

Discussion in 'Beginner's Q&A Forum' started by rasika, Sep 6, 2006.

  1. rasika

    rasika New Member

    hey all,
    i have been learnn guitar for 3 months now. i know almost all major & minor chord. but dont know chords like E7 ,Bb etc. are these specific type of chords?how many such types are there?
    ->also,is Bb = A# is the same method applicable for all other chords?
    -> if v shift one finger 1 fret backwards A bcums Am , is it true for all other chords?
    help me plz.
  2. Morbid_Angel

    Morbid_Angel Sid the sloth

    there are many types of chords bhai..
    for example like E7,6,sus2,sus4,dim,aug,#s,add9 etc. Download Gp5 i suggest..i have a free version pm me if u want it.

    And yes..Bb is A# and also Db is C# :)

    Major chords are formed from major scales 1 3 5..for eg C d E f G a b c.

    Minor chords are formed from major as well as minor scales..1 3b 5 for major and 1 3 5 from Minor.

    From Major C d Eb f G a b c. (C Major Scale)

    From Minor A b C d E f g a. (Am Scale)

    Hope it helps.
  3. vini

    vini Repeat Offender

    ok a shortcut for u:-
    g-1--3---- This is A# that is Bb

    now from this position everytime u move one fret up..the chord would become half step higher.. like if u move to the right i.e, barre the 2nd fret..with ur fingers in same would become "B" that is:-


    this is for u to cram for time being..but it would be better if u brush ur chord theory Igt or cyber fret
  4. lukemanasseh

    lukemanasseh New Member

    there r 6 types of chords im tellin u here....1)major 2)Minor 3)augmented 4) Diminshed 5) seventh 6) suspended

    if u know d scales, u can find d chords easily....there simple way of major chord....there chords triad..1,3,5,..notes(triad) makes a minor chord d 3rd note will b flattened....n in d diminished chord 3rd n 5th note will flatened n make diminished augmented 5 not will b sharpened to make augmented...there various way of makin chord.... all depends on scales..
  5. ambush

    ambush _RASTA_man_

    There are moe than 6 kinds
  6. notty_lad

    notty_lad sudo undress

    @vini you got the diagram wrong .. edit yo post or he'll be confused ..
  7. lukemanasseh

    lukemanasseh New Member

    i know they r more than 6 kinds but i'd given here 6 kinds..... "Music is not just art, but a skill as well. There are many talented musicians, but only a few skilled ones."......hw u describe ur music as talented or skilled...wat skilled r ?
  8. Morbid_Angel

    Morbid_Angel Sid the sloth

    Ok i'll correct the mistake b4 the dude gets confused..if u get wrong things in ure mind its hard to unlearn it.

    The fingering is in the bracket. The 2nd bracket shows the changes i made to vini's pattern.


    e-1------ (Removed the finger on 3rd fret)
    d-1--3(2)-- (Added a finger hold at 3rd fret)

    B Barre Chord (Same fingering as Bb)

    e-2------ F#
    b-2--4--- D#
    g-2--4--- B
    d-2--4-- F#
    a-2----- B
    e-X----- (Ure not sposed to play this string..but i recommend barring all strings though) This is because this is a NON INVERTED B Chord. The Root Note Should Be 'B'.

    Google for chord theory for guitar or search igt man.

    Hope this helps.
  9. jozko

    jozko Banned

    yes again wrong chart from vini. I also found another wrong pattern in another thread by same member. Copying what i wrote there below

    To learn chords, beginners better refer to std documents or charts than member postings here. Typos and wrong charts teach u wrong things and u may not realize it too. Can waste ur time and unnecessarily strain ur fingers is an excellent source. Print it out. Use fingers u r comfortable with. Learn them as finger patterns than learn one by one

    Great progress I think. rgds

    @arnold good work dude
  10. vini

    vini Repeat Offender

    ok i have corrected...damn i hate this ebgdae format! thanx for pointing it out phew! :eek::

    im includin e string everywhere by mistake..a lil absent mindedness, that is! have corrected now!
  11. jozko

    jozko Banned

    i had put link to a chord chart file. Here's one with suggested FINGER positions as well. Print it out. Actually I thought I had linked to this file in the earlier post. It is more informative that that. The other is good too
  12. rasika

    rasika New Member


    thank u all for helping me out. i really appriciate it..
    now help me with this..
    wen i shift frm Am to Bm i shift all fingers 1 fret down & add 1 finger at E. & then shift further dowm for successive chords.. right?
    ok another q. y isnt there B# & E# chord?
    & last one.. how is E7 formed usin E :wat r augmented chords?

    @ jozko, i have my class once in 2 weeks dtas y i'm slow..
    btw dat pdf file is amazing but y cudnt i save it?

    PS: i m girl not a guy!!
  13. ambush

    ambush _RASTA_man_

    What are you trying to say...i dont get you
  14. Morbid_Angel

    Morbid_Angel Sid the sloth

    maybe he wants to know whats skill in music?

    Did u think only talent is involved in music?
  15. lukemanasseh

    lukemanasseh New Member

    hey just can u tell me d types of chords ?? hw many they r ? n..wat is d counterpoint in music...wat has value of it in music... ?
  16. SG1

    SG1 "Brown Jesus"
    Is what u want .. This is the Best Web out there for Noobs.
    Hope it helps.
  17. jozko

    jozko Banned

    I cannot understand what u r trying to say. maybe someone can answer or u may explain in detail with fret numbers and exact string names
    just naming conventions in western scales i think. I have asked questions like why only 12 notes or 7 (sapta) swaras :-|. I think they go with different musical scale systems. something like digitizing continuous frequencies. Great Guitarist Kirk Lorange says only one music in universe, but systems differ. I agree with him. I think it is like religions, different approach, same goal, well just my thoughts
    it isn't ur last qn. If u r asking theory, somebody will explain. I can play chords like E7. For e.g., To form E7 from open chord E, I just free string D or press little finger on 3rd fret B string
    i donno
    I was thinking u were progressing fast. I have no access to class so i donno how they teach. Why don't u clear doubts in class??
    OK 2 good pdfs are there. Right click on link and choose 'save as'.
    Good. i donno how many girls here. If u haven't already done, to get inspired as a girl, watch Terra Naomi on youtube ( (web I especially like her "Say It's Possible" ( Matchless!! There is one exceptionally good singer, player, composer, lyricist girl here too - Fatima.

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