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Posted By: Jitin

chord name - 12/03/18 06:22 PM

what chord name would you use to describe this measure?

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Posted By: Jitin

Re: chord name - 12/03/18 06:30 PM

d major, add 9, 11, is what i would say
Posted By: prout

Re: chord name - 12/03/18 07:58 PM

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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Posted By: keystring

Re: chord name - 12/03/18 08:31 PM

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.
Posted By: prout

Re: chord name - 12/03/18 09:44 PM

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.

Posted By: Nahum

Re: chord name - 12/03/18 10:16 PM

If this is a piece of pop music, then the designation will be
D add2 / F #
Posted By: Jitin

Re: chord name - 04/25/19 06:45 PM

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?
Posted By: Nahum

Re: chord name - 04/25/19 06:52 PM

C G B - Cmaj7/avoid3

C E B - Cmaj7 /no5
Posted By: fatar760

Re: chord name - 04/25/19 07:49 PM

D/F#
Posted By: Jitin

Re: chord name - 04/26/19 10:11 PM

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

Re: chord name - 04/26/19 10:14 PM

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.
Posted By: cmb13

Re: chord name - 04/27/19 11:13 PM

D9
Posted By: peterws

Re: chord name - 04/28/19 05:57 AM

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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