View Full Version : G chord without D

06-12-2009, 10:31 AM
the title is the question, how that kind of chord called?


is ther any site where i can type notes in and it will tell me the chord?

big thx

greetz )

06-12-2009, 10:38 AM
I don't understand - are you only playing 3 strings? If so, which ones?

06-12-2009, 10:39 AM
If I'm understanding you correctly and you're playing X032, I'd call that a Cmaj7(no 3rd).

06-12-2009, 10:43 AM
Can you give us more to go on? What are the four strings tuned to? Is 230 the lower three? Top three? Counting from which direction?

From what I can tell, a 230 chord rather than 232 comes up "incomplete" when played 0032. When played 0230 it comes up as Gsus2 or Dsus

See for yourself:

06-12-2009, 08:40 PM
You're playing C-G-B.

C-G would be a C5 chord, and adding B would make it a C5maj7 chord, if such a thing exists.

I don't think you can invert C-G-B to any kind of G chord that makes sense. Adding C to a G major chord would make it a G11th chord, but it would be more common to keep the D and replace the B with a C (G-D-F-C), which is actually G7sus4.

I think your best bet is to know your chords from music theory. It's less than an hour of reading material, so it's not that complicated.

06-13-2009, 02:36 PM
sorry for express it very vague...
it was in some of aldrines lessons, it was a picking part of the CEA sites in a GCEA tuning.
it was |x032|G|Em|

the question wasnt very good formulated, but anyway, thx for ur help )


06-13-2009, 04:05 PM
Okay, that explains it. It doesn't really seem to be a "chord" but it probably a transitional phrase between two other chords.