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Old 01-03-2006, 02:10 PM   #1
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The G2 chord...

Does anyone know the G2 chord? I've seen it in quite afew songs I want to learn but I can't find out how to play this chord. I would greatly appreciate it if someone could put it up for me.

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Old 01-03-2006, 02:14 PM   #2
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Does anyone know the G2 chord? I've seen it in quite afew songs I want to learn but I can't find out how to play this chord. I would greatly appreciate it if someone could put it up for me.
You mean this one?
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Old 01-03-2006, 02:27 PM   #3
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You mean this one?
No, its just G2. Thanks though.
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Old 01-03-2006, 02:33 PM   #4
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No, its just G2. Thanks though.
G2 is either Gsus2 or Gadd2 (or more commonly called Gadd9).

A sus2 is what Cheshire linked to as it replaces the 3 note with a 2 note (similar to a sus4).

An add 2 (or add9) would be this:

3
3
2
0
2
3

or

5
0
0
0
2
3

You'd be adding the 2nd note (or 9th) to the already-being-played 1 - 3 - 5 triad.
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Old 01-03-2006, 04:15 PM   #6
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Thanks guys, I didn't know all that.... I guess thats what these forums are for though. God bless!
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maybe this will help you for future chords.

g2 means just add the 2nd note in the G scale to a G chord, G4 would mean add the 4th note in the G scale and so on.
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I don't think thats entirely correct. I think that would be GADD2 and GADD4.

G5 means a power chord, just the root and the 5th, which technically isn't a chord since its not 3 notes.

Am I wrong people?

Its been a while since I've studied theory, but am I thinking of something else?
Depending on who you talk to, a chord is either any 2 notes or any 3 notes.
My favorite reference book in the world, The Guitar Handbook, defines a minimum of 3 notes to create a chord and defines 2 notes as an interval...for what it's worth.
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maybe this will help you for future chords.

g2 means just add the 2nd note in the G scale to a G chord, G4 would mean add the 4th note in the G scale and so on.
Part of the problem is the popularization of improper chord designations by layperson musicians...and, in my experience, mostly guitarists (not pointing fingers, I'm as guilty as the next).

I've seen chords like Gsus...sus WHAT? The above-mentioned G2...do I add a 2 or sus a 2 or is the 2 really a 9 and not a ninth??? And G5...I guess all of us former '80s metalheads needed a way to describe that mindless 2-note powerchord that was so oh popular back-in-the-day...

No offense but G2 does not always mean to just add the second note...if it does, please say add2 or add9 and if it is a substitution chord, please call it a sus2...and G4 most certainly does not mean to add the 4th note. The 4th note is a substitution to the 3rd so it replaces the 3rd...I've never seen an add4 chord.

It's so simple to just call a chord what it really is. Let's start anew today, what do y'all think?
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Part of the problem is the popularization of improper chord designations by layperson musicians...and, in my experience, mostly guitarists (not pointing fingers, I'm as guilty as the next).

I've seen chords like Gsus...sus WHAT? The above-mentioned G2...do I add a 2 or sus a 2 or is the 2 really a 9 and not a ninth??? And G5...I guess all of us former '80s metalheads needed a way to describe that mindless 2-note powerchord that was so oh popular back-in-the-day...

No offense but G2 does not always mean to just add the second note...if it does, please say add2 or add9 and if it is a substitution chord, please call it a sus2...and G4 most certainly does not mean to add the 4th note. The 4th note is a substitution to the 3rd so it replaces the 3rd...I've never seen an add4 chord.

It's so simple to just call a chord what it really is. Let's start anew today, what do y'all think?
i was referring to sus2 and sus4 chords.
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I found it in a book...
e-3
A-0
D-2
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G2 is a chord designation that I've seen come up a lot recently in pop music charts. I believe what they are asking for is a Gadd2 (with the word add spelled out, as opposed to using a + sign which denotes an augmented chord) or a full G triad with an added 2nd (or A). This is different from the 9th chord becuase the 2nd is the next chord tone up from the root (so you're actually playing the interval of a second) and it doesn't contain the 7th (which the 9th chord usually does). If they wanted the sus2 chord then it should say Gsus2. So if I see G2 written I play it 300003 (g,a,d,g,b,g). This gives you all three chord tones with the second an interval of a second from the bass / root note (instead of a ninth above the root).

I was also told that in the case of sus chords in standard jazz notation you should assume it's a sus 4 unless specified sus2, since the sus4 is the more common suspension (this is akin to assuming that when a 7th chord is called for you play the dominant 7th, unless a major 7th is specified).

Nick is correct that there is a lot of confusion because people aren't using the standard notation, that we've all become acustomed to over the years.
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I found it in a book...
e-3
A-0
D-2
G-0
B-x
E-3
That's an add2 (or add9), not a sus2.

Again, 3 little letters added to the chord designation would clear this all up.
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G2 is just a really bad way to say Gadd9, Gsus2, Gsus9, G9, Gmaj9, or what not.
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