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Name this chord ūü§ü

Chris Johnston

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    Hey guys, so I was just watching a video of a friend showing his new music & he described a chord he played simply as a 'C minor' - however the exact voicing of notes he played were: C F# G Eb- which sounded amazing - but not strictly a C minor chord, or even strictly from the C minor scale. If you ignore the F#, its C minor, but if you ignore the G and think of the F# as Gb its Diminished - but you can't ignore anything ūüėā

    The full chord progression to give context was : G, C, G, ("C minor")

    With the intervals R #4 5 b3- I had the idea of calling it a Lydian b3 chord (4th Mode in G Harmonic Major)

    I'm wondering if anyone else has any ideas or if I'm missing anything?

    Cheers!
     

    Ids Schiere

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    Personally I like start chord names off by means of basic triads and in this case there's a basic Cm triad with the root, the minor third and the fifth. Since we typically name chords based on the root, the third and the fifth the F# would probably be an #11 for me making it an Cm#11.

    Take into account that the only time you name something a 4 or a second it's a SUS chord otherwise you typically use 9 or 11 (like you count from after the fifth of bother the third and the fifth are present) at least that's how I always understood it
     
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    William B.

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    I saw a book once it had like 3000+ chords with fingerings
    It had the fretboards with numbers and the the chord names
    like all the A chords and so on
    Would be cool for a reference or if get stuck while writing

    Maybe those notes is a cool chord progression
    C F# G Eb
     
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    Chris Johnston

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    Personally I like start chord names off by means of basic triads and in this case there's a basic Cm triad with the root, the minor third and the fifth. Since we typically name chords based on the root, the third and the fifth the F# would probably be an #11 for me making it an Cm#11.

    Take into account that the only time you name something a 4 or a second it's a SUS chord otherwise you typically use 9 or 11 (like you count from after the fifth of bother the third and the fifth are present) at least that's how I always understood it

    Personally I like start chord names off by means of basic triads and in this case there's a basic Cm triad with the root, the minor third and the fifth. Since we typically name chords based on the root, the third and the fifth the F# would probably be an #11 for me making it an Cm#11.

    Take into account that the only time you name something a 4 or a second it's a SUS chord otherwise you typically use 9 or 11 (like you count from after the fifth of bother the third and the fifth are present) at least that's how I always understood it
    Cmin#11 makes sense for sure ūüĎĆ Yeah you're absolutely right regarding the naming as #11 rather than #4, as you're dealing with Upper Extensions to a chord
     
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