The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #30201   Message #387060
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
31-Jan-01 - 08:44 PM
Thread Name: Help: What is a Chord?
Subject: RE: Help: What is a Chord?
I know the chord stays Em or E major or whatever, wherever the notes are. I was wondering if there was any simple convention for identifying these up-the-neck chords with open strings - and it sounds like there isn't.

Not having names for them makes it harder to pass them around. For example, you can't really say "try playing that E major chord where you play an A shape as if you had a capo on the seventh fret, but you only finger the third fourth and fifth strings"