What chord is this?

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  1. NoiseNinja

    NoiseNinja Active Member

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    So I am using this chord in a song I made and curious what the name of it is:

    ----0----
    ----0----
    ----5----
    ----7----
    ----0----
    ---(0)---

    I don't actually use the low open E, but guess it would still be a note in the chord, since the high open E is also a part of it and it doesn't really change the basic flavor of it.
     
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    A minor 9 I'd say
     
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    Yep, that's a minor 9th.
     
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    Yep, A minor 9th and a very colorful voicing, and you can move that exact voicing and fingering around the neck and listen to the different tonalities, Here's another A minor 9th that's sounds stellar similar to that voicing you have ...
    ---- 0 ----
    ---- 0 ----
    ---- 5 ---- pinky
    ---- 2 ---- pointer
    ---- 0 ----
    ---- X ----

    and while your at it Arpeggiate each note separately, up n down, while each time around raise that pointer finger up to 3rd then 4th and back down the same way.
     
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    Yes the unison ninth pair makes that version particularly resonant.
     
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    Voxman Moderator Staff Member

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    That minor second is a very dissonant interval but seems to blend with that voicing. That's the C ringing against the open B. I first came about it in a Emerson, Lake and Palmer song I think was from the album " Pictures at an Exhibition "
    ,
    a musical work in 10 movements by Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky that was inspired by a visit to an art exhibition. Each of the movements represents one of the drawings or artworks on display. Although originally composed in 1874 for solo piano, Pictures became better known in orchestral form, particularly as arranged by French composer Maurice Ravel in 1922.
    In 1971 the British popular music group
    Emerson, Lake and Palme
    r devoted an entire album to their own art-rock interpretation of the piece. Had to C&P that! Then Randy Rhodes used it 12 years later in " Diary of a Madman " w/ Ozzy ! The ELP album I lifted a lot of similar unusual chords from, thought useful.
     
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    A minor 9th
     

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