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Old 12-04-2019, 09:09 PM
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Well, let's see.

A through G and the minor and 7ths. A few add 9, some augmented, and some 6ths.

I will also take known shape and slide it up and down the neck if I need to.

I also have a couple phone apps when I need to look something up.
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Old 12-04-2019, 10:45 PM
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I'm looking at Clapton's "Change the World," which I learned last summer, and the chorus contains: F#m7; G#7; C#m; C#m7; E/G#; and G#m.
Depends on how you look at it.

From one perspective, that's only four chords: major, minor, minor 7th, and dominant 7th. To give it a different note name, just move it up and down the neck a bit (and/or invert it to get that bass note).

From another perspective, it's still just four chords: F#, G#, C# and E. Then you make it major or minor, and/or add a few extensions or a bass note to it.

Or those six listed chords could really be dozens of chords, since every one of those can be played in several different positions, inversions and voicings all over the neck.

That's why "how many chords do you know" is, IMO, a nonsensical question.
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Old 12-05-2019, 03:17 AM
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Open chords, not barre.

Five basic open chords,

E, A, D, G and C.

Three of them have easy minors,

Em, Am and Dm.

You can do minors for G and C as open chords but the Barre versions are easier.

Say that's eight.

They all have 7ths and 6ths so thats 3 times 8 = 24.

E9, A9, D9 and C9 are all straightforward so thats 28.

Of easy open minor 9ths only Em9 comes to mind.

As do two diminished shapes and one augmented.

That comes to 32 shapes that all use open strings.

Actually a 9th and all the diminished and augmented chords can be moved anywhere on the neck without barring so you can add 44 to the 32 and get 76. Is that enough yet?

There are also recipe chords where you sharpen or flatten x or y and add this or that.

If you are in a band that has a more experienced guitarist just do what he does. Life will get simpler. Even if others in the band tell you he plays the wrong chords it will still sound better if you both play the same wrong chord than if you play different ones.

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Old 12-05-2019, 07:32 AM
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When I first started learning guitar I had two books - a Mel Bay one and a '10,000 Guitar Chords' one. All in all, I found the chord book the best one.

If you know E major, E minor, A major and A minor and can bar them up the neck, then you know 44 chords right there. More, if you add in the octave-up versions (and can reach them with a cutaway)
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Old 12-05-2019, 08:28 AM
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I have only 21 chords fully memorized by heart. A-G major/minor and their 7th chords. How many do you know by heart and do you use them regularly?
All of 'em. Yes, I use them all the time.
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Old 12-05-2019, 11:51 AM
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132 shown right here alone:

https://truefire.com/blog/wp-content...hord-chart.png
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Old 12-05-2019, 12:50 PM
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Hardly ever think about chord names, just general shapes and notes and combinations thereof.
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What is a chord
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That chart could be very confusing for beginning guitarists. Without an indication as to where those chord shapes are played on the fretboard, it could lead to many wrong chords being played or named.
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That chart could be very confusing for beginning guitarists. Without an indication as to where those chord shapes are played on the fretboard, it could lead to many wrong chords being played or named.
A lot of these chord charts show impractical chords or ones that sound garbage, my guess is they are computer generated. Justin Guitar’s are generally good.
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Old 12-08-2019, 10:46 PM
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What do you mean shapes? And moving them up and down the neck? Someone send me something on this. I only play hymns in church, mostly in key of g major. (g, c and d7). I can read music well also. Man, i need some basic theory.
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