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What chord is your favorite (using example E)

  • E6

    Votes: 1 3.1%
  • E7

    Votes: 17 53.1%
  • Emaj7

    Votes: 6 18.8%
  • Emaj7/9

    Votes: 8 25.0%
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There was a poll here about what chord represents your life. I'm downgrading to which chord do you prefer (the key doesn't matter), but it's only out of these four (let's say E):

E6
E7
E maj7
E maj7/9
 

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It depends on the cadence.
 

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Just generally. If you were just to walk up to a keyboard, play one of these chords completely out of any context, which one would it be?
 

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This reminds me of the old "What's your favorite note?" poll.

To me, these types of polls are about as enlightening as asking, "What's your favorite color?"
 

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1. How is it a trick question?
2. Sorry man, I did forget minors.
3. I mentioned that as the name of the other thread
4. I assume you mean E minor 7?
5. Maybe you should take a poll on that.

No offense to anyone, but I wasn't expecting this to be so hard.
 

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And if I did have minors, It would be the minor major 7th.
 

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It is a strange poll, but I'll give you points for creativity. I never would have thought to compare chords in terms of which is my favorite. Of the ones listed I'd go with the dominant chord since I play a lot of blues (where the dominant chord dominates :) ) and also because dominant chords are very flexible in terms of altering the extensions. In terms of an exotic sound, I'd probably pick something like a minor/maj7 chord (i.e. C Eb G B).

Yes you need some minor chords in that poll, just to make it almost impossible to choose.
 

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1. How is it a trick question?
2. Sorry man, I did forget minors.
3. I mentioned that as the name of the other thread
4. I assume you mean E minor 7?
5. Maybe you should take a poll on that.

No offense to anyone, but I wasn't expecting this to be so hard.
Cool, we weren't expecting this to be so easy. :D

BTW, that's an E minnie 7.
 

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I think I'll have to go with the dominant, and maybe add some additional alterations to represent the extra tension I'm having right now related to computer problems!

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