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Greasy's Easy Chords

Since i started playing these cbg's i've been wishing i had a chord book. A recent attemp to teach myself music theory gave me the idea to try to share anything i learn to help myself memorize what i've learned, and give ppl a sort of Chord Book. this will be a work in progress, so please be patient!

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Open G Chords; four 4 strings tuned to G-D-G-B or D-G-B-D

Started by Grease Stains. Last reply by jose garcia paredes Jan 31, 2017. 10 Replies

Chord NameFret Possition (GDgb)AlternateFret Possition (DGdb)AlternateA2-2-2-26-7-6-52-2-2-27-6-5-7Am2-2-2-19-11-9-102-2-1-210-9-10-10A#(Bb)3-3-3-37-8-7-63-3-3-38-7-6-8A#m…Continue

Chords Chart For D-A-D-F#

Started by Grease Stains. Last reply by Grease Stains Apr 14, 2013. 2 Replies

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The Three String Charts

Started by Grease Stains. Last reply by Grease Stains Apr 13, 2013. 10 Replies

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Comment by Wyndell Ferguson on July 23, 2013 at 1:39am

I would love to find charts similar to the GDG' for other tunings!  Any ideas?

Comment by Craig Mayhem on April 16, 2013 at 9:37am

Never mind, lol... Looks like it's a modified D7

Comment by Craig Mayhem on April 16, 2013 at 9:11am

On one of Shane's videos he frets a Dmaj chord in GDGB as 0021 which seems easier than going all the way up to the 7th fret... Thoughts? I like 2 finger chords because of the open ringing strings...

Comment by Grease Stains on April 13, 2013 at 2:24pm

Ok! I've (or I should say, Jim Dickison; thanks again Jim!) finally corrected the mistakes that made the chord chart for G-D-g nearly impossible to read or be of much use. I have also loaded a Chart for the major and minor chords in the tuning G-b-d.

i will now begin updating the Four string chart for G-D-G-b and D-G-b-d into a picture chart for quicker readability!

Comment by frank tennyson on October 31, 2012 at 2:30pm

Anyone scrapbook or have a spouse who scrapbooks? As a beginner trying to learn to play a 3-string tuned to GDG I found an old Roy Clark book with chord annotation. Yeah simple "C"  and "G7"  -  that kind of thing so you can learn to strum along to the song. But it also had the notes to the melody if one wanted to pick out the melody. Thank goodness not tabs as such!!!!

My wife, bless her heart, and I honestly sincerely mean that, suggested I look in her scrap book stuff for stick on's. I found alphebet stick on's that I put on the neck along the top; at the nut for "G" [as I am tuned open G], then at the second fret position for "A", the 4th for "B", 5th for "C", and so forth.. All the platonic [don't know if I spelled that right] chord places were alphebetically marked.

Of course on the top and bottom strings the fret note would correspond to the chord as these are both G tuned strings. The D tuned string or middle string I put letters under. Second fret position "E", 3rd "F", and so forth.

Now I have the slide chords for strumming along the top easy to see. I know the chorded seventh is the top and center string of the regular chord with the bottom string one fret behind, easy to do with some imagination.

And if I want to do a melody using the botton [high] G string and perhaps middle D string I have the note marking to figure out how to pick out that melody. [I know sharps and flats fall between the marked notes if I encounter them so that is also covered].

If this is not enough, and you need everything marked get round "DOTs" and mark the note on them and stick them on.

OK, clear as mud?

Comment by Grease Stains on October 30, 2012 at 2:36pm

Sorry I'm so slow to reply Frank!


you'll find some chords are higher or lower than the slide chords, while others will sound very similar, or even be the same. The real bonus will be in adapting songs from other instruments, or when playing along with guitars.

An other nice thing I find, is it'll add to the amount or sounds you'll be able to make. I love having all the options i can! If you get used to it, you'll even find you can chord just fine on a fret-less.

I hope what I have here will help if you decide to learn a few chords, or ever need them!

Comment by frank tennyson on October 21, 2012 at 8:30am

OK, if chords can be made by slide or finger chording, that is the same results achieved by either method, is there any advantage to learning finger chording? Is it a matter of pitch or perhaps just hitting [picking] a single note out of that fingered chord? Or am I missing something as a total novice?

Comment by Reeds Taylor on July 13, 2012 at 2:18pm

Hey Grease, Thanks you for the charts.....it makes things much more easier

Comment by Grease Stains on May 21, 2012 at 9:06am

sorry about the speed, or lack there off, in making these charts, i'm kinda learning as i got here.

Comment by Grease Stains on January 28, 2012 at 9:25am

thanks thomas, i'd be happy fill any any chords you know that i may have missed. i'm coming at this from the open G tuning on a guitar, which is simular to the banjo, but i'm used to 6 string thinking.

as for the Request for the 3 string chords, i hope to get it finished before next weekend! (i'm slow, i know!)

 

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