What is the 007 chord?

The iconic ‘James Bond chord’ was first featured in the very first Bond movie, Dr. No, and performed by guitarist Vic Flick. Its technical name is EmMaj9 – an E minor with a major 7 and a 9th added – and learning how to play the James Bond chord on guitar is a rite of passage for just about every player.

What scale does the James Bond theme use?

E minor major
It is an E minor major 9 chord and has a kind of unresolved, dissonant quality to it. It is the chord that sits on the first degree of the E melodic minor scale.

Why did Vic Flick sell his guitar?

Money problems were forcing him to sell his beloved Clifford Essex guitar, so I bought it from him and we both went to the Red Lion Pub to try and cheer him up.

What guitar is used in the James Bond theme?

Clifford Essex Paragon Deluxe guitar
The “James Bond Theme” was recorded on 21 June 1962, using five saxophones, nine brass instruments, a solo guitar and a rhythm section. The guitar motif heard in the original recording of the theme was played by Vic Flick on a 1939 English Clifford Essex Paragon Deluxe guitar plugged into a Fender Vibrolux amplifier.

Who played the James Bond guitar riff?

Vic Flick
Hear The Music The 007 theme is one of the most famous themes in movie history. The infamous guitar riff that gives the theme its secret agent feel was performed by Vic Flick, who spoke to Morning Edition about the day he played it, 50 years ago.

Who wrote James Bond guitar riff?

The Beat Girl theme was written by composer John Barry and features Flick on guitar. The Bond producers hired Barry to arrange 007’s theme, and he asked Flick to help. “When we got it, we looked at it and added to it, changed it,” Flick says.

Did Rick sell the Les Paul guitar?

LAS VEGAS – A Gibson Les Paul SG Custom Guitar, featured in an episode of History Channel’s ‘Pawn Stars’ was bought for $90,000 by Rick Harrison on Pawn Stars, then sold for $110,000 on eBay.