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A Few Magic Chords #1 - C Add 9/11 Chord

Ok that's the basics out of the way, let's look at a few magical guitar chords or as the man says, "Groups of notes" ... what man?

Our featured chord is an unusual one from the Major +11 family. It's very full and overpowering so it must be used very carefully. But it's easy enough to play and sounds great in the right spot.


The letters and numbers on the notes in the diagrams, give the name of the note and standard fingering use.

So A1 means it's an A note played with the 1st finger. X means don't play the string and preferably mute/deaden it.

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  Guitar Chord Diagram Example - A Major

A Few Magic Guitar Chords

Try this interesting inversion of a C Add 9/11 chord to get you going - it gives a nice rippling and moody effect.

Try it where you'd normally use a C Major 7 and see what it sounds like.

It's cool to add a real jazzy, positively drippy ending to a tune - a good one to perk up the listeners ears.

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Guitar Chord Diagram - C Maj +11

  • Full name is C add 9/11
  • Chord Tones: 1 3 5 9 11
  • Notes: C E G D F
  • Tech-head info:There's no 7th used in this inversion.

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It's just played from lo to hi E in the demo with a few shimmery effects.

Overpowering Guitar Chords

Jazzy type guitar chords come up a lot in popular songs and styles. But you must first try a new one to see if it sounds good in a particular song. This particular chord is pretty overpowering and needs to be used just right. ( Hmm...wonder what The Edge would do with it?).

If any new chord doesn't sound right in the song, or is clashing with the melody for example, don't use it, but save it for another tune.

You'll get better at this substitution thing the more you do it. These ideas will hopefully get you started.


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