Topic: Unusual chord shape, or just too many beers?
Hi gang. Just got back from a nice vacation trip. After visiting a number of bars one evening we stopped in a place where a pretty talented guitar player was up on the stage.
I sat close so I could watch him and occasionally I THINK I saw his fretting hand doing this:
E: fret 3 (middle)
A: fret 2 (index)
D: fret 4 (ring)
G: fret 4 (pinky)
B & e: ?? - Couldn't tell what he was doing on the B and high e, if anything. I assume he was muting them.
I would call this a B5/G. Chord finders likely have other names for it.
Anyway, I didn't have a guitar handy, but when I finally got to one and tried it out it just didn't sound right, meaning it didn't really sound like I thought it should have in the context of the songs he was playing.
So I'm thinking I didn't really see what I thought I saw. Again, there were several beers involved.
The only way I can describe it is that to me it sounds a lot LESS useful than he made it sound. He seemed to use it a lot, all up and down the fretboard. (I just used the position above as an example.)
So, the question is, have you seen or used this shape before, or was it just a case of beer goggles?