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i know that for a major chord the ones that sound best are the 1st 4th n 5th though what bout for a minor chord. Does that rule still apply. I would also like to humbly ask for a simplified way to express a measure for each chord, meaning how long to hold each one. Please tell my every single possible timing for the chord. n how to make it sound as simple as abc's. I truly do thank you


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closed as too broad by jjmusicnotes, American Luke, Dom, Shevliaskovic, Jason W Jan 24 at 14:03

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Hello Andrew and Welcome to the Site! I voted to hold / close this question as it's much too broad / vague the way it is currently written. All music (and the rules therein) is contextual, and how long you emphasize a particular note or chord has to do with whatever it is you want to accomplish. Very, very generally speaking, most style considerations for major chord progressions also apply to minor ones as well. –  jjmusicnotes Jan 24 at 0:39

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the modus of the tonica (1st) has nothing to do with the simple physics behind it: the 5th if the tone that has a frequency 3:2 in comparation to the 1st. if you octave that down, you get the 4th. so those cadences are both usable in minor and major.

To your other question, do you mean something like that (%= repeat masure; ';' = change on 3):

||: C | % | G | F ; E :||

you may also use MuML:


The usual way to tell someone how long a measure is, is the number of beats per minute:

π…Ÿ = 120 does stand for: play 120 quarter notes per minute. If you dont have a correct font, you might see just a square. it should be a quarter note;)

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Tempo and measure length have nothing in common. Measures and time signatures are ways of organizing time and musical thought. Tempo is the speed at which it is taken. –  jjmusicnotes Jan 24 at 16:37
thats wrong. If a song has a timing of 4/4 and a tempo of π…Ÿ = 120bmp than the average measure length is given as exactly 2s. –  rhavin Jan 25 at 12:20
Your math is correct, but your logic is not. Measures are not created to organize time in terms of minutes and seconds. Yes, you can do math to figure out how long each measure lasts, but the converse is not a causal effect. I am not incorrect in this, sorry. –  jjmusicnotes Jan 25 at 18:36

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