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I consider the James Bond chord to be a seminal chord. What are some other examples of seminal chords, if we come to define a seminal chord as a chord that defined an artist or band, made famous by them (Although maybe not invented by them)

closed as off-topic by David Bowling, Todd Wilcox, Doktor Mayhem Jan 31 at 16:16

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    discussing composition is off-topic, HOW? – Neil Meyer Jan 31 at 14:32
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    @NeilMeyer -- One of the close reasons is: "Questions about transcribing or finding a particular song, including identifying chords, notes, key and time signatures, or similar elements, are off-topic since they are rarely useful to future readers." Emphasis mine. – David Bowling Jan 31 at 14:39
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    It's going to be closed as off topic! The great pity is that Vic Flick was paid ONLY for the session he recorded it in. Bet he hates it..! – Tim Jan 31 at 14:49
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    Neil you can just answer your own question. But doing that won't make the question on-topic. – Todd Wilcox Jan 31 at 15:16
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    This should stay closed since it's just a "list" question ("What are some other examples..."). Every answer is valid, meaning it's a poor fit for this site. See also meta.stackexchange.com/questions/98334/… – Richard Feb 8 at 19:05
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E3 B3 G4 B4 D#5 F#5

You can think of it as an Em9 with M7 instead of regular m7.

Or, as Rosie suggested, an E minor triad on the bottom and a B major triad on the top.

Guitar tablature: (barre on fret 2 from string 1 to string 5, low E open string)

--2--
--4--
--4--
--5--
--2--
--0--
  • Yes, I think so. C# is the M6 of E. E-G-B is an Em, F# is the (major) 9th, and C# is the (major) 6th. Strictly speaking Em9 should also include a D (E-G-B-D-F#) so perhaps a more precise name of the chord would be Em/add6/add9. – Micrologus Support Jan 31 at 15:59
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    No -- your analysis is fine, but are you sure that c# was played? Sounds like d# to me. (i.e. a B major chord over an e minor chord.) – Rosie F Jan 31 at 16:23
  • @Rosie, you are right, that's a D#, I'll correct my answer accordingly – Micrologus Support Jan 31 at 18:23
  • Just a heads up I have reworded this question to get it on topic, your answer may not be relevant to the new question, sorry for any inconvenience. – Neil Meyer Feb 8 at 14:34
  • @Neil, that's fine, thanks – Micrologus Support Feb 8 at 16:35

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