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What's the difference between a G chord and an A chord???
Old 5th July 2013
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Exclamation What's the difference between a G chord and an A chord???

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I mean SERIOUSLY, WTF??






















































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Old 5th July 2013
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Humm...I think you have a better chance to get the right answer in the SONGWRITING forum. A brand new sub-forum moderated by James Lugo and Blast 9.

There is a lot of music theory involved in order to reach a conclusive response.

In this brand new sub-forum moderated by James Lugo and Blast 9, there are a lot of very smart good people, that I am certain will explain to you, without ridiculing of course, the solution that you are searching for. Good luck.

Excellent question, by the way.


-Herr Weiss
Old 5th July 2013
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Yes. Songwriting forum is definitely the right place for this question Sqye. Don't get too frustrated man. It's all a learning experience.
Old 5th July 2013
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The answer is probably dissonance, but as we know it's relative.
Old 5th July 2013
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I know. I hate how music has all these *notes* and things. It's like, I can never get anyone to see my true genius, because there's all this, I don't know, stuff they make you learn first. Someone should seriously just make a list of all the notes you can play together, cause I can do all the rest. Or maybe someone could write an app that does it all for you. I'd definitely pay a couple dollars for that.
Old 5th July 2013
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You're just one step away from a real answer.
Old 5th July 2013
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Lol, that comment made my day.

A chord or rather called a triad is made up of the first note in the scale, the third and the fifth. and depending on the tonality of the third will make it major or minor. I wont get into other types of chords right now, that is something you'll have to discover as you progress through music theory-which I think is a much needed asset as an engineer or producer.

The only difference between a G major Chord and an A major chord is each note in the chord is just one whole step up. so a g major chord is made up of the three notes G-B-D.
all an A major chord is, is just a whole tone or step up. so A-C#-E.

or G minor chord is G-Bb-D and then A minor would be A-C-E.
Old 5th July 2013
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The real difference is a capo at the second fret.
Old 5th July 2013
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I'd offer to step up on this one, but my opinion is worth more than a few cents.
Old 5th July 2013
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Well, it's my experience that (pupil/teacher aside) as soon as these questions are asked the conversation, never mind the situation, usually goes tits up...usually funny in hindsight, though

Cheers

Mickey
Old 5th July 2013
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It really depends on what you're tuning to...
Old 5th July 2013
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It's Keith Richards with a capo.
Old 5th July 2013
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There are many possible answers Grasshopper...

For example, the rock answer:

"G is the chord of the rock gods! People whose playing is the envy of other musicians, whose mammoth stadium gigs are full to the back rows, whose nights are an endless stream of wild parties and mindless, abandoned sex with groupies, band mates and unsuspecting small animals before spending the following day sleeping it off in the private limo/jet en route to the next gig. Whereas A is played by whiny-ass hippies in jazz bars who write endless banal drivel about why they can't get laid, how tragic the world is and the colour yellow."

Or you might have the EDM answer:

"Hang on, which one is G and which one is A again?"

Or the dubstep answer:

"What's a chord? Is that like a cable for connecting stuff?"

Or the Gearslutz answer:

"What's the difference? You must be sh!tting me man - it's night and day! Night and day I tell you!! If you can't hear that you need your ears checking or you're a f***in noob!"

There are many others. When you have found them all and can walk along this manuscript copy of Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor without leaving any trace, then you will be ready to leave.
Old 5th July 2013
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An A chord is like a G chord on steroids. Meaning, it has tiny balls and is prone to kill it's entire family in a fit of rage.
Old 5th July 2013
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Are you referring to the intervals offs chord? If you can clarify your question you might get the help you're looking for...

Sent from my XT925
Old 5th July 2013
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Are you referring to the intervals offs chord? If you can clarify your question you might get the help you're looking for...

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Correction: of chords not offs, apologies

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Old 5th July 2013
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An A chord is like a G chord on steroids. Meaning, it has tiny balls and is prone to kill it's entire family in a fit of rage.
That's funny!!...must be a guitarist....A chords can crack a rib or two when played properly:thumbup::p:eek:

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Old 6th July 2013
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"A chord" is any chord.

Therefore,

"G chord" is "A chord".
Old 6th July 2013
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Originally Posted by mikeguymer View Post
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Lol, that comment made my day.

A chord or rather called a triad is made up of the first note in the scale, the third and the fifth. and depending on the tonality of the third will make it major or minor. I wont get into other types of chords right now, that is something you'll have to discover as you progress through music theory-which I think is a much needed asset as an engineer or producer.

The only difference between a G major Chord and an A major chord is each note in the chord is just one whole step up. so a g major chord is made up of the three notes G-B-D.
all an A major chord is, is just a whole tone or step up. so A-C#-E.

or G minor chord is G-Bb-D and then A minor would be A-C-E.
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I wasn't asking about any of those lame-ass A and G chords.

I was asking about REAL chords - you know, like with upper structure accidentals en ****.



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Old 6th July 2013
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It's Keith Richards with a capo.
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haha...or Dolly Parton...

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Old 6th July 2013
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Originally Posted by ssaudio View Post
Well, it's my experience that (pupil/teacher aside) as soon as these questions are asked the conversation, never mind the situation, usually goes tits up...usually funny in hindsight, though

Cheers

Mickey
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heh

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Old 6th July 2013
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Originally Posted by adrianww View Post
There are many possible answers Grasshopper...

For example, the rock answer:

"G is the chord of the rock gods! People whose playing is the envy of other musicians, whose mammoth stadium gigs are full to the back rows, whose nights are an endless stream of wild parties and mindless, abandoned sex with groupies, band mates and unsuspecting small animals before spending the following day sleeping it off in the private limo/jet en route to the next gig. Whereas A is played by whiny-ass hippies in jazz bars who write endless banal drivel about why they can't get laid, how tragic the world is and the colour yellow."

Or you might have the EDM answer:

"Hang on, which one is G and which one is A again?"

Or the dubstep answer:

"What's a chord? Is that like a cable for connecting stuff?"

Or the Gearslutz answer:

"What's the difference? You must be sh!tting me man - it's night and day! Night and day I tell you!! If you can't hear that you need your ears checking or you're a f***in noob!"

There are many others. When you have found them all and can walk along this manuscript copy of Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor without leaving any trace, then you will be ready to leave.
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BEST ANSWER, YET!

Awesome!

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Old 6th July 2013
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An A chord is like a G chord on steroids. Meaning, it has tiny balls and is prone to kill it's entire family in a fit of rage.
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heh

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Old 6th July 2013
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35 bucks.
Old 6th July 2013
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35 bucks.
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Including shipping? ....can't be...

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Old 6th July 2013
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Including shipping? ....can't be...

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35 bucks each.
Old 6th July 2013
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35 bucks each.
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Ahhhhhh!....NOW you tell me!

Just when I wuz savin' up all my money, yo!

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Old 9th July 2013
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Two sharps.
Old 9th July 2013
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Well it's one lower isn't it?
Old 26th July 2013
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OK, Vincent. Ya got me.

I have no idea what you're talking about.

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