- A chord in music is a set of
notes which are sounded together
and which sound satisfactory together.
- Usually, a chord is made up of certain notes of a
key, although there may be extra notes
as well as these.
- A chord is usually considered to be three or more notes, and the most
obvious simple chord is a
- A chord may be formed by three or more different
parts singing or playing different
notes at the same time, or it may be
formed by many fingers at once on a keyboard instrument.
- Solo instruments such as the violin cannot in principle play a chord,
but the effect can be produced by playing notes of a chord in rapid
succession, so the listener almost hears a chord.
- There are two main types of notation for chords:
- Figured base
- Jazz chord names, also used for popular music
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