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cathulu

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The Best Sounding Chord 

OK, If you care to share, I would like to know what is the best sounding chord you like or have come across and in what context it works in Flamenco - i.e. how would you use it?

I'll start - I love this chord
X0242X
- an A chord variation, can't be bothered to figure it out what it is called, that you can arpeggiate in a guajiras for a full compas and it sounds excellent.

Simple and Beautiful to my ear!
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at_leo_87

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RE: The Best Sounding Chord (in reply to cathulu

i think that's an A9. you can leave the high E string open cuz E is just the 5th of A. fourth fret on the 3rd string is the 9th of A.

-0-
-0-
-4-
-3- in solea
-7-
-0-

-0
-0
-8
-9 in alegrias
-7
-0

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ToddK

 

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RE: The Best Sounding Chord (in reply to cathulu

As a substitute for Bb in bulerias.

-x-
-3-
-3-
-3-
-x-
-4-

or

-0-
-1-
-1-
-0-
-1-
-1-

Solea

F chord
-x-
-1-
-2-
-1-
-2-
-1-

E chord
-0-
-0-
-2-
-3-
-2-
-0-

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Andy Culpepper

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RE: The Best Sounding Chord (in reply to cathulu

Instead of Bb in Bulerias:

-1-
-1-
-1-
-0-
-1-
-3-

leading to Bb

-1-
-1-
-3-
-2-
-1-
-3-

In E

-0-
-9-
-10-
-9-
-7-
-0-

I don't know there's so many chords that sound really good only in the context of a certain falseta

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cathulu

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RE: The Best Sounding Chord (in reply to Andy Culpepper

True, but what is your favourite! I love the sound of some of these!
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srshea

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RE: The Best Sounding Chord (in reply to cathulu

I really like all these chords por medio. They sound all fancy and modern and jazzy and stuff…..

3
3
3
3
5
3

3
3
3
3
5
4

3
3
3
3
5
6


But if I had to pick just one favorite chord and context I guess I’d go with:

1
1
3
2
1
3

as a passing chord between C7 and F in solea por bulerias (though I think the chord itself is actually just a re-voiced C7…). I like how it has a kind of soft sound and feel that provides a nice contrast within the hard, driving vibe of SpB. Plus it sounds all fancy and modern and jazzy and stuff.
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KMMI77

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RE: The Best Sounding Chord (in reply to cathulu

2
3
2
0
x
x


0
7
7
7
5
x

Beautiful!

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El Saare

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RE: The Best Sounding Chord (in reply to cathulu

really an intresting post

this is my favorit chords but I am not sure that it is offical but I like it

I am trying to play this chord in my taranta

0
0
5
4
2
0
$5.2.$4.4.$3.5 ||


and this for solea

0
0
2
3
5
X
then
0
0
2\3/2
3
5
X

also I like in solea this chord, this time I am sure it is offical


0
6
9
7
5
X

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Stu

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RE: The Best Sounding Chord (in reply to El Saare

ha this is cool!

i like this one..

0
4
4
6
2
0

$5.2.$4.6.$3.4.$2.4


and this

0
1
2
0
3
2
$6.2.$5.3.$3.2.$2.1
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XXX

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RE: The Best Sounding Chord (in reply to cathulu

Im trying to type my favorite chord...

$6 0 $5 2 $4 5 $3 4 $2 4 $1 2


and

$6 5 $5 7 $4 3 $3 5


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at_leo_87

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RE: The Best Sounding Chord (in reply to cathulu

how do you guys make chords?

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Escribano

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RE: The Best Sounding Chord (in reply to XXX

For a chord rather than single note, you need to do this $6.5.$5.7.$4.3.$3.5 between the tab tags

$6.5.$5.7.$4.3.$3.5


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at_leo_87

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RE: The Best Sounding Chord (in reply to cathulu

$6.0.$5.2.$4.4.$3.1.$2.0.$1.0.


024100


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Escribano

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RE: The Best Sounding Chord (in reply to at_leo_87

quote:

how do you guys make chords?


See my reply above, you need to put the characters between the tags like this
$6.5.$5.7.$4.3.$3.5
only the TAB must be in lowercase.
$6.5.$5.7.$4.3.$3.5


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at_leo_87

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RE: The Best Sounding Chord (in reply to cathulu

cool! thanks simon!

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Escribano

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RE: The Best Sounding Chord (in reply to at_leo_87

quote:

024100


Yeah, that is CAGED notation

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at_leo_87

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RE: The Best Sounding Chord (in reply to Escribano

yeah i just realized you put that in help section.

is there anyway you can add a button for the tab? much like how we have buttons for quote, bold, image, etc.

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Escribano

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RE: The Best Sounding Chord (in reply to at_leo_87

quote:

is there anyway you can add a button for the tab? much like how we have buttons for quote, bold, image, etc.


Working on it

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at_leo_87

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RE: The Best Sounding Chord (in reply to Escribano

excellent! this chord sequence is dedicated to you!

7x7650 / / 7x7540 / / / 079800


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kovachian

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RE: The Best Sounding Chord (in reply to cathulu

These aren't my favorite chords (none are), I just haven't found any good uses for them. Maybe alegrias?
$5.1.$4.0.$3.3.$2.1.$1.1 $6.3.$4.0.$3.3.$2.1.$1.1


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Andy Culpepper

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RE: The Best Sounding Chord (in reply to cathulu

lemme try one.. this chord is great in Solea

$6.3.$5.x.$4.0.$3.4.$2.1.$1.1


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Chiste de Gales

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RE: The Best Sounding Chord (in reply to cathulu

To me, this is my favorite and also the most flamenco sounding chord:

$6.0.$5.2.$4.3.$3.1.$2.0.$1.0
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Rain

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RE: The Best Sounding Chord (in reply to Chiste de Gales

x
5
4
3
x
x
0
PIMA

x
3
0
4
2
x

x This chord does not sound so good without a capo but has a very dark sound
3 with a capo on , i use it with a capo on the second fret.
6
3
x
x
6

1(0)
0
4
3
2
0

5 3
6 5
3 3
x x
5 4
x x

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Doitsujin

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RE: The Best Sounding Chord (in reply to cathulu

Is Mrmagenta still active in the foro? He once wrote a great big all flamenco chords pdf. I wish he would include the new chords and upload the actual version. I love the old sheet.
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michall

 

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RE: The Best Sounding Chord (in reply to cathulu

I think that really matters about context of chord no?
You can play E chord in moll dur or phrygian mode, or like dominant in compositon from A so it sounds every time diferrent.

I like lot of chors you guys write and add some progressions:
Alegrias:
$6.0.$5.3.$4.4.$3.2.$2.1.$1.0

$6.0.$5.2.$4.2.$3.1.$2.0.$1.0

or
$6.0.$5.2.$4.1.$3.1.$2.0.$1.2

$6.2.$5.0.$4.1.$3.2.$2.0.$1.0

$6.0.$5.2.$4.2.$3.1.$2.0.$1.0

or
$6.x.$5.7.$4.6.$3.8.$2.0.$1.0

$6.9.$5.0.$4.7.$3.9.$2.0.$1.0


solea:
$6.1.$5.3.$4.5.$3.0.$2.0.$1.0


bulerias:
$6.0.$5.1.$4.3.$3.5.$2.3.$1.0

$6.0.$5.1.$4.3.$3.4.$2.3.$1.0

$6.1.$5.1.$4.0.$3.1.$2.1.$1.0

$6.0.$5.0.$4.2.$3.3.$2.2.$1.0



Wite more chors and progressions -we can only improve our flamenco vocabulary!
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Chiste de Gales

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RE: The Best Sounding Chord (in reply to Doitsujin

Heres a start on a new one. Ive always thought chords are learned best
in context. Otherwise its much harder to use them. The following chords work well in Bulerias, Tangos, Tientos and any other A-Phrygian palo:



Please feel free to suggest additional chords for me to add to this

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Ricardo

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RE: The Best Sounding Chord (in reply to Doitsujin

if only it was a sticky...... most frequent thread i have dig up

http://www.foroflamenco.com/tm.asp?m=17848&p=3&mpage=1&tmode=1&smode=1

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Escribano

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RE: The Best Sounding Chord (in reply to Ricardo

quote:

if only it was a sticky...... most frequent thread i have dig up


Done

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JasonMcGuire

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RE: The Best Sounding Chord (in reply to Escribano

Bb maj 6/9
6X7533


E maj 6/9
0.11.11.11.12.11


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