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    Chord for Be Still

    Hi all

    Can you suggest a juicy chord for the word "presence" for Be Still for the Presence of the Lord hymn at all in the style of a minor seventh or something? Something to spice up the verse?

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    How about a nice 13th chord - your choice of key, augmented or diminished
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    If in D Major - which notes would make that up??

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    How about D-F#-A-C#-E-G#-B ? Might still sound nice, but slightly less dissonant.

    EDIT:
    Forgot you wanted it to be a minor chord. Maybe Dm6/9 (with major 7th) then?

    D-F-A-B-(C#)-E

    Thesea are blind guesses, as I don't know the hymn.
    Last edited by Mat; Feb-16-2011 at 14:23.
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    Isn't the chord for 'presence' an F#m? ... a bit boring maybe but I'd just stick a sus 2 or 4 as it's going to Em afterwards.

    If it were a Sus 2, I'd hold the chord C# E F# A and then run down from the E on the words, ending up on the B for Lord in the Em chord.

    Does that make any sense?, it's too early to think!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JONESEY View Post
    Isn't the chord for 'presence' an F#m? ... a bit boring maybe but I'd just stick a sus 2 or 4 as it's going to Em afterwards.

    If it were a Sus 2, I'd hold the chord C# E F# A and then run down from the E on the words, ending up on the B for Lord in the Em chord.

    Does that make any sense?, it's too early to think!
    Well, possibly. You could play a flattened tenth chord (or sharpened ninth, if you prefer). This gives: bass F# (in octaves), RH (ascending) F# - C# - F natural. Or, for something less likely to make some people think that you played an incorrect chord, simply F# m[inor] seventh.
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