- Feb 27, 2017
I'm still trying to learn ear training, and someone suggested 4402 for an E on my low g uke. I'm trying to learn note breakdown as well, so if I have it right a standard E is made of notes BEG#B? This one would be BEEB. It sounds like an E to my ear. I even threw a tuner on it and it registered as an E.
Any reason this one wouldn't show as an alternate E chord? You seem to understand theory better, so I just thought I'd ask. Thanks.
That's a five-chord/power chord. It is lacking the third interval. The third interval is the one which determines if a chord is major or minor. So you have a gender-neutral chord and if it sounds right to you then it is right. Probably in some contexts it might sound a little pale. But the way I look at it: if it is good enough for Black Sabbath and Nirvana, it is good enough for us. Since you're finger picking, it might sound odd without that G#, but you won't know 'til you try it.