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What's the difference between a G chord and an A chord???
Old 19th June 2017
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Does it mean that F Major is the saddest major key, given it shares the same notes as D minor?

Or is it the happiest, given the minor-major ying yang thing?

Or would D minor/F Major be more aligned with the universe with A=432 tuning, thus be more exactly sad/happy, or should we be content with the vanilla 440?

I'm dying to know...
I think F major is just sympathising with D minor.
Old 9th July 2017
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I think F major is just sympathising with D minor.
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I think Ursa Major is just sympathising with Major Tom!

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Old 11th July 2017
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Is this question serious?

If so, there is no difference between the two chords, however A-Major is one whole step (two semi tones) higher than G-Major. This may not seem like a big deal, but for a singer in example, it can be hard to get that high A, where as the high G will sound better. So for this singer it can be better to write the chord (or the composition) in G.
Old 12th July 2017
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Is this question serious?

If so, there is no difference between the two chords, however A-Major is one whole step (two semi tones) higher than G-Major. This may not seem like a big deal, but for a singer in example, it can be hard to get that high A, where as the high G will sound better. So for this singer it can be better to write the chord (or the composition) in G.
Deadly serious. If you really don't know the answer, your life may be in danger...







Old 12th July 2017
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I think Ursa Major is just sympathising with Major Tom!

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David Bowie is probably doing it with Ursa Major as we speak...
Old 13th July 2017
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David Bowie is probably doing it with Ursa Major as we speak...
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Old 13th July 2017
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Deadly serious. If you really don't know the answer, your life may be in danger...









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Old 13th July 2017
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David Bowie is probably doing it with Ursa Major as we speak...
Hoping for a Minor Tom?
Old 15th February 2019
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So nobody knows the answer?

....even here at Gearslutz?

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Old 15th February 2019
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So nobody knows the answer?

....even here at Gearslutz?

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The difference would be that the lower G chord would be sounding a bit darker, however the higher fretted one would sound the same but be much brighter on sound. A Major chord consists of the root 3rd and fifth notes of the corresponding scale. Similarly,G Major consists of G(root),B(2nd) and D(5th),hence the shape.
Old 15th February 2019
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So nobody knows the answer?

....even here at Gearslutz?

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Exactly 200 cents.
Old 15th February 2019
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My recent experience with the chords G and A:

I was just playing guitar with some folk guitarists who only use first position basic chords. They played beautifully, by the way, regarding sensitivity to intonation. I asked them about it.

I'm putting this in my own nerdy way. They said it more plainly.

To them a G chord has a unique sound based on the fact that there's a root at the top and bottom. (So does a first position E chord, but this thread is not about that chord, heh.) The major third (B) on the open second string of that G chord (pesky because it can so easily sound too sharp - well, it IS sharp in equal temperament anyway) is fixed sometimes by playing the second string pitch D (third fret) in the chord instead. The 5th string B isn't much of a problem. It's somewhat masked.

The A chord has the root in the bass (skilled folk guitarists will mute the open low E string - the 5th) and the 5th at the top. Having the 5th at the top gives a totally different sonority than the layout of the G chord. Also the fact that that 2nd string C# (major 3rd) can be pulled a bit towards the bridge to be more sweetly in tune.

I should mention we were tuned a little less than a half step below A440. So for those who have hardwired Hz tuning standards in their ear and terminology, please disregard the above.
Old 16th February 2019
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An omnibus is the difference, an omnibus.
Old 16th February 2019
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The difference would be that the lower G chord would be sounding a bit darker, however the higher fretted one would sound the same but be much brighter on sound. A Major chord consists of the root 3rd and fifth notes of the corresponding scale. Similarly,G Major consists of G(root),B(2nd) and D(5th),hence the shape.
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Haha! Awesome! I KNEW IT!!!!

(but nobody would listen...)

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Old 16th February 2019
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My recent experience with the chords G and A:

I was just playing guitar with some folk guitarists who only use first position basic chords. They played beautifully, by the way, regarding sensitivity to intonation. I asked them about it.

I'm putting this in my own nerdy way. They said it more plainly.

To them a G chord has a unique sound based on the fact that there's a root at the top and bottom. (So does a first position E chord, but this thread is not about that chord, heh.) The major third (B) on the open second string of that G chord (pesky because it can so easily sound too sharp - well, it IS sharp in equal temperament anyway) is fixed sometimes by playing the second string pitch D (third fret) in the chord instead. The 5th string B isn't much of a problem. It's somewhat masked.

The A chord has the root in the bass (skilled folk guitarists will mute the open low E string - the 5th) and the 5th at the top. Having the 5th at the top gives a totally different sonority than the layout of the G chord. Also the fact that that 2nd string C# (major 3rd) can be pulled a bit towards the bridge to be more sweetly in tune.

I should mention we were tuned a little less than a half step below A440. So for those who have hardwired Hz tuning standards in their ear and terminology, please disregard the above.
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Great post! Spot on!

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Old 16th February 2019
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Exactly 200 cents.
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So you're saying this is your 200 cents?

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Old 16th February 2019
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So you're saying this is your 200 cents?

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So are you saying my $.02 is a hundred times greater?
Old 16th February 2019
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The difference between G and A weighing heavily on my mind for months now, I remember being a fan of Happy Days as a kid, and phonetically, Ralph Malph said G a lot and The Fonz said Aaaa

So G Major is Ralph Malph's hot rod accident and A Major is the Fonz jumping the shark?


Give me several more months and I'll be older, wiser
Old 10th May 2019
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So are you saying my $.02 is a hundred times greater?
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Yes.

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Old 10th May 2019
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The difference between G and A weighing heavily on my mind for months now, I remember being a fan of Happy Days as a kid, and phonetically, Ralph Malph said G a lot and The Fonz said Aaaa

So G Major is Ralph Malph's hot rod accident and A Major is the Fonz jumping the shark?


Give me several more months and I'll be older, wiser
Tommy Two Times from the Goodfellas would have said, "What's the difference between a G chord and an A chord, a G chord and an A chord?"
Old 10th May 2019
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A jazz chord?



A jazz chord to say I ruv you.

Dave
Old 10th May 2019
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A jazz chord?



A jazz chord to say I ruv you.

Dave
Ahh! Gee!
Old 20th July 2019
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Ahh! Gee!
I feel somewhat diminished.
Old 20th July 2019
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So you're saying this is your 200 cents?

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Noted.

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