C chord embellished name?????

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anthm

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I just finished Mike Olekshys Lesson on "Knokin on Havens door" by Bob Dylan.

Nice simple song in 16th notes and good strum.

Mike introduces embellishments with the Am7 and a C chord where by he adds his pinky to High E string 3rd Fret. Great Lesson Mike and thank you.

My question is what do we call this C Chord, we obviously adding the high E string 3rd fret G note, Its like a C chord add 5? Is this what we call it? Or is there something I,m missing by technically not being able to add the perfect 5th? (power chord) I,m probably confusing myself.

Thanks in advance

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I just finished Mike Olekshys Lesson on "Knokin on Havens door" by Bob Dylan.

Nice simple song in 16th notes and good strum.

Mike introduces embellishments with the Am7 and a C chord where by he adds his pinky to High E string 3rd Fret. Great Lesson Mike and thank you.

My question is what do we call this C Chord, we obviously adding the high E string 3rd fret G note, Its like a C chord add 5? Is this what we call it? Or is there something I,m missing by technically not being able to add the perfect 5th? (power chord) I,m probably confusing myself.

Thanks in advance

ChristopherSchlegel

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Glad you are enjoying Mike's lessons!

Originally Posted by: anthm

My question is what do we call this C Chord, we obviously adding the high E string 3rd fret G note, Its like a C chord add 5?

It's just a different voicing of a C major chord. Any & all major chords have some combination of the 1st, major 3rd & 5th from its parent scale. You can play them in any order, in any register, double as many of them as you want & it's still just a major chord.

If you play the 3rd or 5th as the lowest note then it's an inversion. But still just a different voicing of a basic major chord. Hope this helps!

Christopher Schlegel
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Glad you are enjoying Mike's lessons!

Originally Posted by: anthm

My question is what do we call this C Chord, we obviously adding the high E string 3rd fret G note, Its like a C chord add 5?

It's just a different voicing of a C major chord. Any & all major chords have some combination of the 1st, major 3rd & 5th from its parent scale. You can play them in any order, in any register, double as many of them as you want & it's still just a major chord.

If you play the 3rd or 5th as the lowest note then it's an inversion. But still just a different voicing of a basic major chord. Hope this helps!

Christopher Schlegel
Guitar Tricks Instructor

Christopher Schlegel Lesson Directory