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What is a Chord?

Major Chords

Minor Chords

Diminished Chords

Use of Chords

Chord Constructor

Geometric Chord Constructor

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Ear Training:

  Triads

  Seventh Chords

  Extended Chords

  Harmonic Progresssions

Construction:

  Triads

  Seventh Chords

  Ninth Chords

  Extended Chords

Identification:

  Triads

  Seventh Chords

  Ninth Chords

  Extended Chords

What is a Chord?

Three or more notes simultaneously sounded form a chord. Traditionally, chords have been built by superimposing two or more thirds.

Chords are created with the notes of a scale. Here we show the three note chords or triads created with the notes of the C major scale:

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