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Name this chord: week 137 #3003399 08/15/19 07:57 PM
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E bass. RH G and A below middle C, D above.

Easy enough to notate, but I'm reading off a chord chart and I don't want to break my focus.

It's not a Em11 (no 9th), and it's not a sus4 (the 3rd is present). Em7add11?

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Re: Name this chord: week 137 [Re: stoken6] #3003400 08/15/19 08:14 PM
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I would definitely go with Em7add11 (as the B doesn't need to be played)


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If that's the sound I wanted to hear I write it Dsus/E

Re: Name this chord: week 137 [Re: stoken6] #3003405 08/15/19 08:29 PM
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If you want that exact voicing, as opposed to stacked fourths, you could also write Gsus2/E.

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Yes, that's better...less chance of screw ups or hands raised.

Re: Name this chord: week 137 [Re: torhu] #3003410 08/15/19 08:43 PM
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Originally Posted by torhu
If you want that exact voicing, as opposed to stacked fourths, you could also write Gsus2/E.

Yes, stacked fourths are great for this sort of thing


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Re: Name this chord: week 137 [Re: stoken6] #3003417 08/15/19 09:40 PM
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It's canonically speaking not more than it is: a C chord with an added 9th and 6th, .third in the bass, probably a transition chord.

Re: Name this chord: week 137 [Re: stoken6] #3003446 08/16/19 04:53 AM
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You have all the notes for a Ami7 over E with a D. So Ami11/E in bass. Knowing where it's going would help with naming and voicing leading.

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Thanks all. I should have provided some context. In the previous bar there's a Gsus2 moving to a G, and following this chord is a straight Em7. (Then an A7sus which is the V chord). So I think torhu's suggestion best captures what's going on: a pair of chords, repeated, but with a different bass note each time (G then E).

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Re: Name this chord: week 137 [Re: stoken6] #3003501 08/16/19 03:41 PM
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Originally Posted by stoken6
Thanks all. I should have provided some context. In the previous bar there's a Gsus2 moving to a G, and following this chord is a straight Em7. (Then an A7sus which is the V chord). So I think torhu's suggestion best captures what's going on: a pair of chords, repeated, but with a different bass note each time (G then E).

Cheers, Mike.

Given the notes you provided, and that the G chord is the previous context, then Gsus2_4/E is probably the easiest to read. YMMV

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I didn't read the assignment accurately, I mistakingly thought there was a C in the chord, so now it's a A7sus4/E , no doubt.

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Looks like I misread the OP :-/

Indeed, as others said...it's a Gsus2/E

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It's an A7 sus 4 with 5 in the bass, the rest is illogical in the convention to use the simplest apt description..

Re: Name this chord: week 137 [Re: BernMeister] #3003691 08/17/19 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by BernMeister
Looks like I misread the OP :-/

Indeed, as others said...it's a Gsus2/E


I did too. I thought there was a C in there. Gsus2/E is clear choice.


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Thanks all. I should have provided some context. In the previous bar there's a Gsus2 moving to a G, and following this chord is a straight Em7. (Then an A7sus which is the V chord). So I think torhu's suggestion best captures what's going on: a pair of chords, repeated, but with a different bass note each time (G then E).


What you've described sounds like Gsus2 to G, then E-sus4 to E-, which I assume is the same right hand notes over two bass notes. Is the right hand G/A/D to G/B/D over both the G and the E?
If the intention is to sound like the same pattern over alternate bass notes, then perhaps it should be notated as Gsus2 to G, then Gsus2/E to G/E, but I prefer the other way.
That said, I'm not sure why I waded into this post anyway. I'm so often unsuccessful with these "notation" questions because my work is almost entirely "ear" based. I listen for the writer's intent and play accordingly regardless of what is written on the page. laugh

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Originally Posted by Steve Nathan
What you've described sounds like Gsus2 to G, then E-sus4 to E-, which I assume is the same right hand notes over two bass notes. Is the right hand G/A/D to G/B/D over both the G and the E?
Yes. Em7sus4 suggests a B, which I want to avoid.
Originally Posted by Steve Nathan
That said, I'm not sure why I waded into this post anyway
I am hono(u)red by your wading Steve - you are always welcome to wade into any of my posts! I've always enjoyed your contributions to the forum.

Cheers, Mike.


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