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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Bdim root on the tenor banjo (HELP!)


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banjopocolypse - Posted - 02/23/2009:  09:29:39


OK, so how do I pull of the diminished chord with the B string on top there?

I think they call that the 4th string (the highest pitched string, which I would call the "top" string, but I think people call that the bottom string so I'll say 4th string and hope thats right).

I only really know the "diamond" shape for the chord and since the B is on the first fret I don't know what to do with the rest of the notes.

Trying to play "beyond the blue horizon" which is a lovely song.


Edited by - Banjoman on 03/30/2009 09:51:03

tonehead - Posted - 02/23/2009:  10:30:43


Not sure what tuning you might be in. ( Bdim) consists of B,D, and F so whatever it takes to play those notes. Strings are numbered from the "floor" up. Lowest string is (1)
highest is (4).



Play it like you mean it.


Edited by - tonehead on 02/23/2009 10:34:43

banjopocolypse - Posted - 02/23/2009:  10:57:53


Man that is so backwards to me. Notes lower on the register are instictively "low" and high notes are "high" to me. Its also weird to me that the lowest note you can play on the banjo wouldn't be #1, and then you count upwards. Its like you count backwards or something. I don't think I will ever get used to that.

but anyways, I'm in CGDA. I figured I could just find out the notes and then play it from there I suppose. Ab goes in there to right?

OK I'll just figure out where they go but I think the fingering is going to be difficult. I might just have to move the, uh, last 3 strings (the three that are on top, but lowest musically) up the fretboard and play the normal diamon shape up there.

banjopocolypse - Posted - 02/23/2009:  10:58:52


no wait, CGD are the "first" strings, not the last ones right?

EDIT: Nevermind.. B is fine, it was Bb that I was afraid of. Bdim I should be able to play the diamond shape.

Sorry for the confusion, I got a lot going on and am trying to learn some new stuff at the same time. And I confuse easily.

Right, so pay no attention to me.


Edited by - banjopocolypse on 02/23/2009 11:05:53

tonehead - Posted - 02/23/2009:  11:18:04


C is 4th string. A is 1st string. You could play Bdim by playing 3rd string, 3rd fret (F) / 2nd string, 4th fret (B) / and 1st string, 5th fret (D) . You could add an (F) by playing 4th string ,5th fret



Play it like you mean it.

Compass56 - Posted - 02/23/2009:  14:20:30


The diminished chord is made of minor thirds. Notes go up in increments of three frets. Because of this fact each of the four notes of a diminished chord can be considered the root of that chord. The four notes of a B diminished chord are B, D, F, G#. Any combination of those notes forms B Diminished, D Diminished, F Diminished and G# Diminished. That chord is also a nice substitution for a Bb7b9 (with no root).

Mirek Patek - Posted - 02/25/2009:  02:41:19


quote:
Originally posted by banjopocolypse

OK, so how do I pull of the diminished chord with the Bb string on top there?
...
I only really know the "diamond" shape for the chord and since the Bb is on the first fret I don't know what to do with the rest of the notes.
1021 (from low to high) does not fit your needs, because it contains open string?

Mirek

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