Having been studying various technical exercises in an effort to "up my game," as it were, I find it somewhat interesting that many RH exercises are notated for only the open strings.
So I've been using this as added motivation (from both an improv and songwriting/composing perspective,) to use differently varying chords and chord shapes, while at the same time working the muscles of both hands, and the fingers, ever so differently and slightly more strenuously.
This also tends to stave off the repetitive and quite possibly boring nature of some exercises, as it may happen for some- although not for me, as I'm never too dull to be bored by my own mind (let's forget my playing for a moment shall we,) even despite the insinuations of few others!
Quite to the contrary in fact, as I do take delight in the oft derided, mundane and repetitive, which fortuitously serve me as a "musical springboard" for all the beauteous résonances to spring forth, from the well of the ordinarily overdone studies or exercises, where from our mind can joyously wander in wondrously inspired imagination. I would hope anyway...
And that is why I'm sharing this discovery; so that it will be a topic where people can share their favorite chords, etc.
During my most recent practice session, which just ended (and so excited was I that I immediately came here to share my discovery) I've found a somewhat familiar chord shape, to me anyway. One which I really enjoy during RH exercises!
I went to look it up, because I couldn't recall what it's name is, and lo and behold this is what I discovered: about 40 different names! It sounds absolutely fanatastic by the way; if you like dark, moody, dismal and dreary, yet evocative and mysterious sounds- this might be just your thing:
This is really something isn't it!
So what's your favorite shape?
I'm almost hesitant to say "chord" given what happened!
"Pay no attention to what the critics say. A statue has never been erected in honor of a critic." -Jean Sibelius