A short note on the everliving chords of Richie Havens

Today, Richie Havens died.  You can read all about it all over the internet…

This morning I published some chord shapes that I discovered myself to play minor chords in open D tuning.  Richie always played in open D tuning. In fact, it can be as simple as fretting the top two strings in 2nd (Em 220000) 4th (F#m 440000) and 9th (Bm 990000) fret. In the cool tutorial on Richie Havens’ website I see this:

Richie Havens' B minor chord
Richie Havens’ B minor 7th chord

The only difference is that, because of his thumb approach, he can and does block the three top strings.  This is a very cheap celexa no prescription interesting voicing in that it doubles the B root on the 4th string, but it only has effect if the player strums the chords. This is power chording in open tuning at its best. For my personal picking style, this does not work, and it is often more interesting to get some higher voicings in the treble part (900890). Still, the track ‘Chocolate Jesus’ is played using my light version (990000) of Richie’s power chord (999000).

He also shows this cool mystery chord:

Richie Havens' mystery chord
Richie Havens’ mystery chord

If the thumb is in the 7th fret, this chord is a A9sus4…