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Hippie Chords

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all of these chords are open to extra added incidental notes
whatever yer fingers can reach that sounds groovy













Chord / Scale Root . 2nd m3 3rd 4th 5th + 6th m7 7th Octave
Bar Chord
Root, 5th, Octave
Major
Root, 3rd, 5th
Minor
Root, flat 3rd, 5th
Major 7th
Root, 3rd, 5th, 7th
Minor 7th
Root, 3rd, 5th, flat 7th
Augmented
Root, 3rd, sharp 5th
Diminished
Root, 3rd, flat 5th
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A Bb B C C# D Eb E F F# G G# A












E A D G B E
F A# D# G# C F
F# B E A C# F#
G C F A# D G
G# C# F# B D# G#
A D G C E A
A# D# G# C# F A#



 Basic Chords 
- the essential ones -
E Major
- this one you will need to know - um, u jus hafta
especially in context with other similar relevant chords

while not a staple of every form of music, it is ever-present
n therefore prolly the most played chord of all, ever, in all the world
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E B E G# B E E is the root note - B is the 5th - G# is the major 3rd
E is the note that your lowest an highest strings are tuned to - often called E tuning
also, every other string is tuned to a note which is harmonic to E, in one way or another
E Minor
this one is awesome - it's like the easiest "actual" chord to play
also, it leaves a couple fingers free for playin other groovy notes

see if u can grab another G, high up on the high E string, eh ?
also, the B string has some harmonic tonal goodies for ya too ;o)
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E B E G B E E is the root note - B is the 5th - G is the minor 3rd
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A Major
here's a sooper EZ chord to play, once u get the trick to it down
u can try any fingering u want, but the easiest is index finger barred, 2nd fret

let yer middle finger find D on the 3rd fret of the B string - for A suspended 4th
the high E is optional, but u can grab a way high A on the 5th fret of that string
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x A E A C# E A is the root note - E is the 5th - C# is the major 3rd - high E is optional
besides being the foist letter in the alphabet, A is also right in the middle of most music theory
whatever chord yer playin now, see for a minute how A sounds right next to it - jus for kix
A Minor
now this one is exactly like E Major, except up one string (and it's minor)
everyone plays this, n it fits well with most any other chord - E D G C etc

let yer pinky naturally slide to the D on the 3rd fret of the B string - A sus 4th
now let that same string play open - jus for kix - n that's A suspended 2nd
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x A E A C E A is the root note - E is the 5th - C is the minor 3rd - high E is kinda optional
D Major
 now this one is where everyone takes off n becomes a songwriter
 have fun with intermittant open strings here - hammer-ons n pull-offs

 grab the high G with yer pinky there, n then let that string play open too
 that's D suspended 4th  - n D suspended 2nd - which work well together
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x x D A D F# D is the root note - A is the 5th - F# is the major 3rd
for both D chords, move these same fingering positions all up n down the fretboard 
up 2 frets gets u E - up another for F - up 2 more for G - up 2 more for A, etc 
switch between major n minor, as u change keys, for an added balancing effect
D Minor
 now this is like the coolest chord ever, jus the way it sounds
 grab the high G with yer pinky there, n then let that string play open too
 that's D suspended 4th  - n D suspended 2nd - which work well together
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x x D A D F D is the root note - A is the 5th - F# is the major 3rd
G Major
now this one is like the 2nd most popular chord ever - learn n play it well
the three chord harmony of GCF, or GCD, or even GEA cannot be undersold

don't worry about hittin the B with yer middle finger there (on the 5th string)
or even stress or wig about yer pinky right away - but do get to it eventually
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G B D G B G G is the root note - D is the 5th - B is the major 3rd
C Major
now this one everybody plays, but it's not the easiest right off, at foist
this chord works well with G - n it's easy to bounce between em

let yer index finger go to open to make it a Major 7th chord
n find the D, jus like in A minor - now that's a C add 9 ;o)
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x C E G C E C is the root - G is the 5th - E is the minor 3rd
F Major
now this one is a royal pain in the ass at foist, but it's important
find the D n G on the 3rd fret of the B n high E strings, respectively

add a low C for more punch, or leave yer pinky free for further fun
if ya wanna be Jimi, put yer thumb on the low F - 1st fret, low E string
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- - F A C F F is the root - A is the major 3rd - C is the 5th
F Major (complete)
same as above, the complete formal version - high notes as well as low notes 
(with the added extras, as mentioned above - n dotted in for yer perrenial view)

so it's basically E major, but jus up one fret - but here's the whole thing for ya
this one is also portable, n is the grandaddy n inspiration of all Bar Chords .....
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F C F A C F F is the root - A is the major 3rd - C is the 5th
 C Slide Chords 
- the easy ones -
  D~  E~
now - slide this whole C thing up a couple frets 
to find a nice resonant unclaimed D chord
grab the E with yer pinky (5th fret on the B string)
to make it a solid D 9th chord, plus the open's dissonance

- n then a couple more frets up, if ye dare be so bold
letting both the open E strings ring out 
for a nice dissonance flavor

n now see if u can find a couple friendly notes
careful, now - yer in uncharted territory here 
a high B makes it a 13th chord (7th fret, high E string)
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x C E G C E x D F# G D E E E G# G E E
 F Slide Chords 
- the hard ones -
 G  A  B  C
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- - G B D G - - A C# E A - - B D# F# B - - C E G C
now slide easy F chord up the neck to find further fun-filled F-ing goodness
even leave that lowest (root) note out, (muting the D string entirely)
for an oddball, two-fingered, almost diminished sound
 Bar Chords 
- the too easy ones -
 F Bar Chord  G Bar Chord  B Bar Chord  C Bar Chord  D Bar Chord  E Bar Chord
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F C F - - - G D G - - - - B F# B - - - C G C - - - D A D - - - E B E - -
right - now, the Bar Chord phenomenon is something everybody thinks they must do - n they're right
n not jus if u wanna play out in some bar somewhere - but cuz they're 2 fingered, n that easy

F n G shown here are the simple "no 3rd" versions - that is, just a root, 5th n an octave for added power
B, C, D n E show how easy it is to convert this into a full Major (by jus grabbin another stringy w yer ringy)
the B string (2nd string) is naturally n automatically positioned to sound off yer major 3rd for ya - how nice

move these anywhere along the fretboard, all up n down the neck - get used to it, it's a life's objective cause
n in no time at all, u 2 shall be a metal gawd - n now all ya hafta do is grow yer hair n learn to scream all kooky






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G G# A Bb B C C# D D# E F F# G G# A Bb B C C# D D# E F F# G
D D# E F F# G G# A Bb B C C# D D# E F F# G G# A Bb B C C# D
A Bb B C C# D D# E F F# G G# A Bb B C C# D D# E F F# G G# A
E F F# G G# A Bb B C C# D D# E F F# G G# A Bb B C C# D D# E
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A Bb B C C# D D# E F F# G G# A Bb B C C# D D# E F F# G G# A
B C C# D D# E F F# G G# A Bb B C C# D D# E F F# G G# A Bb B
G G# A Bb B C C# D D# E F F# G G# A Bb B C C# D D# E F F# G
D D# E F F# G G# A Bb B C C# D D# E F F# G G# A Bb B C C# D
A Bb B C C# D D# E F F# G G# A Bb B C C# D D# E F F# G G# A
E F F# G G# A Bb B C C# D D# E F F# G G# A Bb B C C# D D# E
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