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|How to find chords when playing up the neck|
I would like to know how you find all the chords when your playing up the neck.
Hmmm. Well, that is a big question. I started learning guitar chords 50 years ago and have added new ones to the collection on a regular basis ever since then. I could probably sit down and demonstrate 15,000 chords or so by now if pressed to do so. There is no particularly quick or easy way to gather that much chord knowledge, but I can give you a hint as to how to start in earnest at least.
Some of it simply has to do with experimenting – trying every fingering you can think of until you find something you like. Start by playing a chord you already know, then just move a note (or two) in the chord up or down a fret or two. Do it with every note in the chord and you'll stumble on to some interesting sounds.
Then again, it really helps to actually understand what you are doing, knowing what notes are in every type of chord and where all those notes are found on the guitar neck.
Here are the basic elements. (1) You need to know exactly what notes are in all 12 Major scales (with the appropriate sharps and flats and all). (2) Then you need to memorize the note names of every fret on every string of your guitar so that anywhere you put a finger down on the fretboard, you know the name of that note. (3) Then you need to study chord construction to know what scale degrees are in every type of chord in every key (example: a Cmin9 includes the notes C, Eb, G, Bb & D).
If you know your scales, know your notes on the guitar neck and know what notes are in every chord, then the sky is the limit for you finding and naming and memorizing chords of all types all over the neck. You can see, however, that even though this is a simple 3 step answer, it requires real study, a thorough knowledge of music theory and a lot of time for experimentation, building a chord vocabulary and memorization. So... the answer to your question is rather simple and clear, but the follow-through takes a lifetime. Personally, I rather like the idea that I can never learn it all. It means that every time I pick up a guitar I might learn something new, even after all these years. Otherwise, it would have gotten boring a long time ago.Hope that gives you an idea or two. You'll have to dig to find a good teacher, the best books, etc. that will help you further your knowledge in music theory for the guitar but, if you do, you'll be rewarded.
All the best,