Tristan chord

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PonyOne

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I discovered a couple days ago that there's a chord called the Tristan chord. this fills me with a load of glee since my name is Tristan. evidently it is named after the opening chord to Wagner's opera Tristan und Isolde, which I was partly named after (partly, in that it is my father's favorite opera, and my parents were big fans of the British comedy TV show All Creatures Great and Small).

it's made up of an F, B, D# and G#. i need to use this chord more often...

here's a lengthy explaination of it.
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I discovered a couple days ago that there's a chord called the Tristan chord. this fills me with a load of glee since my name is Tristan. evidently it is named after the opening chord to Wagner's opera Tristan und Isolde, which I was partly named after (partly, in that it is my father's favorite opera, and my parents were big fans of the British comedy TV show All Creatures Great and Small).

it's made up of an F, B, D# and G#. i need to use this chord more often...

here's a lengthy explaination of it.
more from the self-proclaimed king of long-winded posts
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PonyOne

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siggy,

they didn't do it deliberately for the chord, just for the opera/literature it was in.

neither of my parents are musicians but my dad was an English major and Tristan and Isolde is considered one of the most classical romantic tragedies, it dates back to the 1200's.
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siggy,

they didn't do it deliberately for the chord, just for the opera/literature it was in.

neither of my parents are musicians but my dad was an English major and Tristan and Isolde is considered one of the most classical romantic tragedies, it dates back to the 1200's.
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Cryptic Excretions

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Your name is Tristan? Man... my parents just gave me some dumb, over-done, dime-a-dozen name. I would've settled for **** bag as a name, at least it'd be different.
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Your name is Tristan? Man... my parents just gave me some dumb, over-done, dime-a-dozen name. I would've settled for **** bag as a name, at least it'd be different.
The Gods Made Heavy Metal, And They Saw That It Was Good
They Said To Play It Louder Than Hell, We Promised That We Would

Hulk Smash!!

Whatever you do, don't eat limes. A friend of mine ate a lime once and BAM!! Two years later. Herpes.

Akira

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Originally Posted by: Cryptic
Your name is Tristan? Man... my parents just gave me some dumb, over-done, dime-a-dozen name. I would've settled for **** bag as a name, at least it'd be different.


Out of curiosity, what is your name?

Oh yeah, and i'll try that chord out tomorrow night!
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Originally Posted by: Cryptic
Your name is Tristan? Man... my parents just gave me some dumb, over-done, dime-a-dozen name. I would've settled for **** bag as a name, at least it'd be different.


Out of curiosity, what is your name?

Oh yeah, and i'll try that chord out tomorrow night!
You can now find me >here<

Cryptic Excretions

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Originally Posted by: Akira
Out of curiosity, what is your name?

Oh yeah, and i'll try that chord out tomorrow night!

Cryptic Excretions... dumb name isn't it?
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They Said To Play It Louder Than Hell, We Promised That We Would

Hulk Smash!!

Whatever you do, don't eat limes. A friend of mine ate a lime once and BAM!! Two years later. Herpes.

#6

Originally Posted by: Akira
Out of curiosity, what is your name?

Oh yeah, and i'll try that chord out tomorrow night!

Cryptic Excretions... dumb name isn't it?
The Gods Made Heavy Metal, And They Saw That It Was Good
They Said To Play It Louder Than Hell, We Promised That We Would

Hulk Smash!!

Whatever you do, don't eat limes. A friend of mine ate a lime once and BAM!! Two years later. Herpes.

PonyOne

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it's actually a pretty cool sounding chord... with stubby fingers like mine it's a little counterintuitive to play further up on the fretboard but it does sound pretty nice.
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it's actually a pretty cool sounding chord... with stubby fingers like mine it's a little counterintuitive to play further up on the fretboard but it does sound pretty nice.
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