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chord name #2787367 12/03/18 01:22 PM
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what chord name would you use to describe this measure?

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Re: chord name [Re: Jitin] #2787370 12/03/18 01:30 PM
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d major, add 9, 11, is what i would say

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Re: chord name [Re: Jitin] #2787402 12/03/18 02:58 PM
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In this case, each beat serves a separate harmonic function, the first three chords are, in order, first inversion tonic, root dominant, root tonic.

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Re: chord name [Re: Jitin] #2787409 12/03/18 03:31 PM
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I'm wondering if it would be good to have more of the surrounding music and also know context. For example, if it is fast tempo, I wouldn't expect to see a harmonic progression squeezed into three beats. The E in beat 2 might be a passing tone from D to F# so that the whole thing is basically over a D chord, probably in the key of D (music does modulate). I'd be interested in seeing what happens in the measure after, and the measure before. In Roman numeral functional harmony, if it's in D major, then the D (major) chord would also be Roman numeral I.

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Well, think of the first three beats of “O Canada” - I V VI

It’s at the same tempo - moderate.

I just looked at the piece. You are correct. The whole measure can be considered a D major chord with passing notes.


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Re: chord name [Re: Jitin] #2787448 12/03/18 05:16 PM
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If this is a piece of pop music, then the designation will be
D add2 / F #

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Re: chord name [Re: Jitin] #2842350 04/25/19 01:45 PM
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What do you name chords that are not complete chords..like

C E G B, is c major 7th, but what would be C G B, or C E B?


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C G B - Cmaj7/avoid3

C E B - Cmaj7 /no5

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hmmm ... i beginning to think this is not even a chord...i.e no name?


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Isn't that just a D chord with an upper neighbour, to keep it simple, with passing tones? It also depends if the music is fast, or if it is super slow so that you would actually hear a progression.

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Originally Posted by Jitin
What do you name chords that are not complete chords..like

C E G B, is c major 7th, but what would be C G B, or C E B?


You could still call it that, or something else depending on it's context . . . .but the inversion would suggest Cmaj7.


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