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The Pete Seeger 'A' Chord

Cool Beans 23 Mar 09 - 05:46 PM
Brakn 23 Mar 09 - 05:48 PM
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Richard Bridge 24 Mar 09 - 03:28 AM
Splott Man 24 Mar 09 - 04:34 AM
Abdul The Bul Bul 24 Mar 09 - 06:43 AM
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Nick 24 Mar 09 - 06:59 AM
Abdul The Bul Bul 24 Mar 09 - 07:24 AM
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Cool Beans 24 Mar 09 - 09:22 AM
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Subject: The Pete Seeger 'A' Chord
From: Cool Beans
Date: 23 Mar 09 - 05:46 PM

What's the real name of the Pete Seeger 'A' Chord on the guitar? It's a regular A, with the F# (first string, second fret) added. It can be played with one finger, the index finger, pressing down the first four strings at the second fret.


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Subject: RE: The Pete Seeger 'A' Chord
From: Brakn
Date: 23 Mar 09 - 05:48 PM

A6th


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Subject: RE: The Pete Seeger 'A' Chord
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Mar 09 - 12:00 AM

Or F#m7.


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Subject: RE: The Pete Seeger 'A' Chord
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 24 Mar 09 - 03:28 AM

In most three chord tricks that would surely grate badly. I don't see why you'd want to do it. In some places A9 (002200) would sound sweeter.


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Subject: RE: The Pete Seeger 'A' Chord
From: Splott Man
Date: 24 Mar 09 - 04:34 AM

Maybe he's not playing the E string.


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Subject: RE: The Pete Seeger 'A' Chord
From: Abdul The Bul Bul
Date: 24 Mar 09 - 06:43 AM

This doesn't feature in my 1956 Folksingers guitar guide....an instruction record by Peter Seeger.

Could he perhaps just be playing the usual A with the finger pad pressing down and not the tips. I've done this sometimes, muffling the 6th
Al


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Subject: RE: The Pete Seeger 'A' Chord
From: Abdul The Bul Bul
Date: 24 Mar 09 - 06:44 AM

muffling the 1st of course


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Subject: RE: The Pete Seeger 'A' Chord
From: Nick
Date: 24 Mar 09 - 06:59 AM

Perhaps it's a double drop D tuning and just looks like an A6 :)


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Subject: RE: The Pete Seeger 'A' Chord
From: Abdul The Bul Bul
Date: 24 Mar 09 - 07:24 AM

PS has drop D in the book but only the 6th. Would make sense tho Nick. If it's good enough for Neil Young....


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Subject: RE: The Pete Seeger 'A' Chord
From: Nick
Date: 24 Mar 09 - 09:21 AM

The folksingers guitar record is I think on Napster I was listening to it the other day - reissued in 2007 I think


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Subject: RE: The Pete Seeger 'A' Chord
From: Cool Beans
Date: 24 Mar 09 - 09:22 AM

Abdul,
    It's the first chord in "The Mexican Blues" in Seeger's "Folksinger's Guitar Guide."
    I find it a useful chord. A6 makes sense, since it's one note lower than A7, but calling it F#m7 is very sexy. Thanks, all.
CB


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Subject: RE: The Pete Seeger 'A' Chord
From: Abdul The Bul Bul
Date: 24 Mar 09 - 11:47 AM

Well Blow Me Down so it is and with an LRM to dispel any doubt! I need a pic to see them chords.

Al


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Subject: RE: The Pete Seeger 'A' Chord
From: M.Ted
Date: 24 Mar 09 - 04:07 PM

That's not an "A9", Richard, an A9 is a dominant chord--it would have
A C# E G in it, and would put you not in key of A, but in key of D.


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Subject: RE: The Pete Seeger 'A' Chord
From: GUEST,Ian cookieless
Date: 24 Mar 09 - 05:12 PM

When I used to play in standard tuning I used to play the 5 note A major chord in a way that may have looked like A6, as I am able to use one finger and bend it in such a way as to still play the top E open. I wonder if Pete Seeger does the same?


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