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Old 01-24-2020, 03:53 PM
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B diminished slash A chord

I am looking at a version of Lightfoot's" ghost of Cape Horn" song:

There is a part that goes like:"see them all in sad repair demons dancing everywhere"

The version I came across uses various forms of the A chord in that line including a B diminished slash A chord

I can't seem to find out what it looks like(I have been trying Asus4 instead and it sounds ok)



Thanks,

Gabe
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Try x 0 3 1 3 x
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Old 01-24-2020, 04:17 PM
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Just listening to the tune...Bdim/A is not right.

Try a Bb/A x 0 3 3 3 x

Or Bbmaj7/A x 0 3 2 3 x

I'll listen more tonight and try to figure out the whole part. I like sea shanteys
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Just listening to the tune...Bdim/A is not right.

Try a Bb/A x 0 3 3 3 x

Or Bbmaj7/A x 0 3 2 3 x

I'll listen more tonight and try to figure out the whole part. I like sea shanteys
Thanks!

Seems like the B Flat slash A is the best

Yeah,it's a tricky little part and Gord uses a lot of special chords with the middle strings( are you there Gord?)

Gabe

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I'm only just beginning to learn about inversions, but based on what I just read over the weekend (how a Bdim chord is constructed), the notation of "Bdim/A" would indicate an inversion of Bdim with an A in the bass. I don't have a guitar in reach, but I don't think that would sound right, because an A is not a part of a Bdim chord to begin with, and because A and B are a so close (a major second) from each other, they would clash.
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I'm only just beginning to learn about inversions, but based on what I just read over the weekend (how a Bdim chord is constructed), the notation of "Bdim/A" would indicate an inversion of Bdim with an A in the bass. I don't have a guitar in reach, but I don't think that would sound right, because an A is not a part of a Bdim chord to begin with, and because A and B are a so close (a major second) from each other, they would clash.
Such as x00x01 does not sound bad IMO but it's a chord passing through to another chord. Have not listened to the particular song in this thread.
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Lightford played pretty much everything with capo on 2nd fret. So you may also have to determine if that's the chord with or without capo.
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B diminished slash A chord

I am looking at a version of Lightfoot's" ghost of Cape Horn" song:

There is a part that goes like:"see them all in sad repair demons dancing everywhere"

The version I came across uses various forms of the A chord in that line including a B diminished slash A chord

I can't seem to find out what it looks like(I have been trying Asus4 instead and it sounds ok)



Thanks,

Gabe
The 4-chord sequence of those two lines ("See them all in sad repair, demons dance everywhere") sounds to me like - assuming capo on 2:

A = x-0-2-2-2-0
Bdim/A = Dm6/A = x-0-3-4-3-(0) (possible open 1st string)
A7 = x-0-2-0-2-0
F/A = x-0-3-2-1-1
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This might help:


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