I am transcribing "Bell Bottom Blues" on the guitar. In the intro picking I think they're using this chord that just uses the notes in this order: G, D, B, G. Would this be called a G chord? The fingering is different from what you'd normally play for a G chord (I am using third fret E string, open D string, 4th fret G string then pull off to open G), so I'm curious to know if there's a difference.

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G, B and D - in any order - comprise a G major chord. Yes, there are LOTS of alternative voicings possible!

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    Aug 5, 2019 at 18:59
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