Chord finder

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  1. TheSandman

    TheSandman Active Member

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    The chord I'm making is the index finger on the B note 2nd fret, and the ring finger 2nd string 3rd fret
     
  2. Six String

    Six String Moderator Staff Member

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    ... little more info please? Your ref to "B note".... which string?
     
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    smitty_p Well-Known Member

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    I believe he means the second fret on the fifth (A) string.

    Sandman, if you are leaving the rest of strings open and if you are strumming all the strings, that is an Em7. In order from lowest to the highest string, these are the notes you're playing (in standard tuning):

    E - B - D - G - D - E.

    The E is the root of the chord, the G is the minor third, the B is the fifth, and D is the seventh.
     
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    Six String Moderator Staff Member

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    Thought it might have been the A string but wasn't sure. Agreed on the Em7, but I have never played the added D... just saying.
     
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  5. TheSandman

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    I'm strumming the 2nd fret on the A string (B note) and the rest of the strings. The only other string that is not open is the B string on the 3rd fret I'm fretted that with my ring.

    I thought it would be some type of B minor chord?
     
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    iblive Well-Known Member

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    I have an Ap on my phone that is simply named Chord! Haven't used it much as a chord finder, but it allows you to "reverse engineer" the chord by tapping the strings at the frets you are playing. It will then name the chord.
     
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  7. TheSandman

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    That will come in handy...do you mind using it?
     
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    It came up with Em7/B.
     
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    I need that ap......now I can tell people exactly WHAT chord I am improperly hacking on ;) So they at least know what its SUPPOSED to be lol ;) Thanks Man!
     
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    smitty_p Well-Known Member

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    No. It's still an Em7, it's just inverted, meaning the lowest note is not the root of the chord. The root is the reference note of the chord. In an Em7 chord, the root is the E. In a non-inverted chord, the root is also the lowest note, though it can be repeated on a higher octave. If a chord is inverted, another note of the chord is the lowest tone.

    In this case, the fifth (the B) is the lowest note, so its a chord in second inversion. As iblive pointed out, on a chord sheet it would be written as Em7/B. But, it is still an Em7 chord.
     
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    iblive Well-Known Member

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    eSG. Go to Ap Store. Search Chord!

    Author - Thomas Grapperon
     
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    Smitty, man I wish I knew half of what you said.
     
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    Here is one I use
    Chord finder online
    It could not ID the chord but the Em7 has all the same notes as mentioned above. E,G,B,D
     

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