When I first started playing guitar quite a while back, I bought the Chords and Voicings Guitar Grimoire, and promptly put it on a shelf when I realized I had a lot more to learn then just chord shapes.
I just pulled it out and dusted it off again in an effort to learn some new ideas and improve on the foundation I've built, and found a strange omission.
(If you have the book) Turning to page 68 where the dom 7 chords start, I look through all of them and I can't find the chord shape for a dom 7 I am used to anywhere:
IE: I will usually play a G7:
3 6 4 3 5 3
The book has a number of moveable dom 7 chords, and the one I found that is closest is:
X 3 4 3 X 3
I understand that they are the same chords, what I am not grasping is why this book which has other full barre shapes such as the 6th string minor7th, doesn't have this one and why the author chose to mute the 5th and 1st strings when they could easily be used.
I have not yet been able to figure out why, and so I am left wondering:
1) Is this an error on the author's part?
2) Is there a musical reason why this voicing didn't appear in the book?
3) Am I not understanding how this book should be used and so I am working with a misunderstanding.
4) Is my limited knowledge of theory leading me to make some incorrect assumptions about something else which I am not aware of?
This is purely an effort to confirm my suspicion that this shape was omitted by error, or to improve my musical knowledge so that I can understand why this chord isn't included when the back of the book states "Every chord of every key and mode is presented with thousands of diagrams and charts."
I suppose that line doesn't say "every shape of every chord in every key", but I thought that barred dom 7th was pretty standard.
Basically, if I am missing some knowledge, I want to fill the gap, and if it is a mistake, I want to be able to put the thought to rest that I must be missing something and move on with my life! (Call it mild OCD).
Thanks in advance!