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Thread #39190   Message #555684
Posted By: M.Ted
21-Sep-01 - 09:10 AM
Thread Name: Help: Playing partial chords
Subject: RE: Help: Playing partial chords
Don,

Apparently none of these others jokers knows what you're talking about, so save their interesting but not particularly relevent tips for a rainy day(smile)--

What you're doing is playing the interval of a fifth (C-G) and adding the fifth below it--another one(and you can use it in your key of G) would be to simply fret the B string on the third fret(which is a D) and sound the D string, the G string, and the B string(by sound, I mean either pluck or strum)--

You can also slide the C-G fingering up to the third position (index finger on the B string,3rd fret, ring finger on the HighE, 5th fret) and pluck the A string--

Of course, you can also fret the B and E strings on the 12th fret and pluck them together with the LowE string--

You can plot out all the other notes on your own, remembering that all you need is the fundamental, and a fifth above and below it(it can even be an octave below, if you like)--

Make sure you are in tune when you work with this stuff--or it can be very unpleasant--