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carpekd
03-02-2009, 10:21 AM
Can someone tell me the chord shape for F+4?

Thanks

Ukulele JJ
03-02-2009, 10:29 AM
Can someone tell me the chord shape for F+4?


What song are you using this chord in?

Some people use weird ways of notating chords. I'd consider F+4 to be an F chord with the 4th added in. You could play it as a 2011.

But you don't see that chord too often, which is why I'm thinking the person who notated that might really mean something else (like an Fsus4).

JJ

carpekd
03-02-2009, 12:07 PM
I'm using it in the wind cries mary by jimi hendrix. The chord sheet says to alternate between F and F+4 using your pinky...

I've just never seen this chord and I couldn't find it in my chord book

Stackabones
03-02-2009, 01:11 PM
I'm using it in the wind cries mary by jimi hendrix. The chord sheet says to alternate between F and F+4 using your pinky...

I've just never seen this chord and I couldn't find it in my chord book

I'd go with Fsus4 ... 0013.

Usually that "+" means augmented, which means a major chord with an augmented fifth. So an F+ (also written as F+5 or Faug) is would be spelled F A C#.

Seeing a "4" after the "+" is odd and probably just an idiosyncratic tick of the tabber.

Ukulele JJ
03-02-2009, 01:21 PM
I'm using it in the wind cries mary by jimi hendrix. The chord sheet says to alternate between F and F+4 using your pinky...

In that case, I'd just skip it. I don't think Hendrix played either an add4 or sus4 there.

He does do a little lick there on the F chord. But it's more like sticking in a sus2. Try strumming the chord as 0010 (or 0013), then quickly doing a hammer-on with your middle finger to get the usual 2010 (or 2013). Noodle between those two things, and you'll get sorta close.

JJ

carpekd
03-03-2009, 06:22 AM
thanks guys...
I've been playing around with hammer-ons and pulloffs and I think i've got it with an overall variation of 2010 - 0010 - 2013 - 0013.

Lanark
03-03-2009, 07:17 AM
He does do a little lick there on the F chord. But it's more like sticking in a sus2. Try strumming the chord as 0010 (or 0013), then quickly doing a hammer-on with your middle finger to get the usual 2010 (or 2013). Noodle between those two things, and you'll get sorta close.

JJ

I noodle it there as 0031 to 0010 which works fine for how I fingerpick it. (It's in Tabs if anybody's interested.) That seemed the closest to the record.