Friday, 2 April 2010

Dissonant Chords

Sometimes you need a chord that sounds really dissonant. Today's chord of the day is a very dissonant chord that contains 6 half steps, it contains these notes:

D, Eb, E, F, F#, G
Dissonant Guitar Chord
Dissonant guitar chord

This might not be a chord that you want to use in every song, but it can be useful to have a few very dissonant sound chords in your toolbox - even if it's just to get the drummer's attention!

As this chord contains 6 half steps rather than being built up in 3rds, it defies conventional chord descriptions and has no root note.

We'll be look at some more dissonant chords in future posts but will return to some pleasing sounds in tomorrow's chord of the day!