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Old 10-31-2017, 06:47 PM   #1
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Default Name of this D chord?

This is probably a super simple question but I don't know the answer.

Starting with a normal open D chord, you fret the 4th on the high e. While it sounds good, I think it works really well as a decorator voicing mixed in with a standard D chord. Adding a little accent by dropping the pinky in and out.

I don't know what it's called.

It is just a different open D because I'm simply replacing the F# with a G?
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Old 10-31-2017, 07:08 PM   #2
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Thanks Bob! It's a Sus because I replaced the 3rd with the 4th? With the e open, it would be a D sus2?
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Thanks Bob! It's a Sus because I replaced the 3rd with the 4th? With the e open, it would be a D sus2?
Yup! And now you can do some really cool things with the open D chord.

Something else you can do is switch your middle finger to the B string and reach up with your pinky to the 5th fret on the E string.
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Another open chord you can have fun with adding "decoration" notes to is the open G. The trick is getting comfortable fretting it using your middle, ring, and pinky fingers. This frees up your index finger to add the sus 4 note (first fret on the B string) and the add 9 note (second fret on the G string).
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Yup! And now you can do some really cool things with the open D chord.

Something else you can do is switch your middle finger to the B string and reach up with your pinky to the 5th fret on the E string.
Thanks!

I don't have my hand on a guitar now but that feels like an "AC/DC" shape. Maybe Highway to Hell?
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Thanks!

I don't have my hand on a guitar now but that feels like an "AC/DC" shape. Maybe Highway to Hell?
Could be...never played Highway to Hell.

It's something I stumbled on years ago that comes in handy here and there.
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Say What???? Open D chord with the pinky on the E string at the 4th fret. That ain't no sus 4. Pinky on the little E at the 3rd fret is a sus 4. You'd have a 1, 5, 1, & b5. I tried it and my head exploded. If you meant that the pinky goes on the 3rd fret to create the sus 4, then you should also try lifting your finger off of the 3rd and catching the open E (2nd). The folk singers have been doing the open D and playing the 2, 3, 4 run on the little E for as long as I can remember.
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I think dan just made a mistake with the fret number...he does say replace the f# with g
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One of the prettiest chords out there and I use it very often.
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