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    Thanks friend.
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    Cool, thanks. I meant to post it there too, but forgot about it.
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    Now I'm embarrassed that I didn't even notice that--good eye! I just automatically muted the low E with my thumb, without even looking at what it was telling me to do.
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    I didn't notice it for a while. Then I started looking at it and the A, A minor, Am7, and D minor all do it too. I'm sure there's more, but I'd have to start looking up the ones I don't know in order to tell.

    The more I think about it, there has to be a reason they are this way. One or two I can see as oversights, but this seems like a lot to be a mistake that's been left in this long.
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    Perhaps the mini game uses chord formulas in it's algorithm which is why the low E would be included in the open C chord since it's part of the chord by definition.
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    Originally Posted by Hab_Fan Go to original post
    Perhaps the mini game uses chord formulas in it's algorithm which is why the low E would be included in the open C chord since it's part of the chord by definition.
    What do you mean?
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    He means their chord detection logic knows that an "E" note is supposed to be played in the chord, so it ignores when you add an additional E note to the chord, changing its voicing.
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    Very cool! Since these last few posts, I have been looking up what makes a chord. I see what you guys mean. Of course that lead to learning a bit about standard notation and scales. I now am starting to understand why people relate music to math; it is loaded with formulas. This is really interesting stuff.

    I see the point on the C chord, but if it is an algorithm wouldn't the D chord in the game also include the open A? Why does the D minor have both the open A and E?

    Odd things like this intrigue me.
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