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How do you define this odd chord?

I was experimenting and transcribing chords from different kinds of jazz pieces and I stumbled on a weird-sounding one. It had the notes of [Db - E - G - Bb - B - F - Bb] in this exact order on the ...
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What does “dominant” mean in music?

C7 is a dominant 7th chord. G is the dominant chord of the C major scale. Is the word dominant related between these two? Why is a C7 chord named a dominant seventh chord?
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Playing with Chords! [on hold]

I wanted to know if i really truly understand the reasoning behind chords. Is it correct to say that chords are - three or more notes played random to make a musical piece sound better? Are the three ...
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fingering of g chord on guitar

Is it recommended to play g chords on a guitar with middle finger and index finger reversed? I find it easier to use the middle finger where the index should be, since it is longer. Or is this a bad ...
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How to practice singing melody notes when playing scales?

I've been practicing singing scales with a piano, but I'm confused about whether it can teach me to sing a melody. When singing scales, I match the pitch of the individual piano note with my voice. ...
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How to notate a slow strum?

How is a slow strum notated? By slow strum, I mean chords played on a plucked instrument in such a way that each note is distinct from the others, but they are not slow enough or far enough apart to ...
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How to create a Chord Sample in Logic Pro X

I start by saying that I'm totally new to Logic Pro. I need to sample some guitar chords Just that, without strumming or anything, just play the Chord once. Is there a way I can do it using Logic ...
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How many times am i allowed to repeat Chord progressions within a 6 song catalogue?

i am attempting to write a 6 songs for perfomance of about 22 min live set.. but i keep beating myself up over my "artistic integrity" when i repeat progressions that i enjoy... for example, say i ...
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Making bars longer and replacing rests in Sibelius

1) I am using Sibelius version 7.5. My first aim is to transform every 4/4's bar into a 4/2's bar with a whole note rest at the end of every measure in the score. 2) My second aim is to replace ...
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What is a 5/2 chord?

I was looking in a book and I came across a C5/2 chord symbol. I've never seen a chord symbol like this before. What is a C5/2 and are there other chords like it?
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Are fast chord changes about muscle memory or finger strength?

I've been playing guitar for about a few months now, and i've "mastered" the CAGED chords and theirs minor relatives. Meaning i can switch between them pretty quickly but I'm not a pro or anything. I'...
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Jazz chords: left hand fingerings

I'm an amateur guitarist, I like jazz and I decided to try to learn the basics from the beginning (self-teaching at the moment). I started reading Mickey Backer's "Complete Course in Jazz Guitar" ...
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Modal approach to soloing over this piece?

Is my approach for creating a melody over this harmony I have written theoretically correct? Harmony: (KEY OF A) F#m F#sus4 C#m C#msus4 Bm Bsus4 AMaj7 Now lets just take a really straight approach ...
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What is the mood of the eleventh chord? [closed]

What is the mood of the eleventh chord? That is to say, in which situation, such as mysterious or bright, can we use this chord and other chords that have the 4th and 5th notes together in the chord?
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numerical chords

in a C9, there is the 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, and 9th degree in the C major scale despite not having a 7 in the chord. Is the same true for chords with sharp or flat degrees, such as a C #9? Would that ...
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Change chord degree

If a chord is at root position and it is a major scale and it is shifted to a degree that makes it a minor chord, is the chord major or minor? example: C, E, and G is a major chord with c as the tonic....
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Can 2 single notes be considered as cadence?

I was studying a tutorial about phrases and cadences. I faced following image : Here [I] means first chord of F Major scale so it's F Major Chord. So is the next note (A) also considered as [I] or ...
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What is the exact usage of harmony?

I have completely studied music theory (even diatonic chords) and have just started harmony but I don't know what I am studying in harmony!!! I have faced 2 specific questions and 2 general question :...
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Generation of chords through computer program [on hold]

I am rewriting the question below. I hope it is clearer Well, I am trying to build a polyphonic synthesizer from scratch. For that I am testing the programs.(using Scilab) As I said I am generating ...
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Why does this perfect fifth sound dissonant

I am new to composition, and I want to know why a particular chord sounds dissonant. These are the chords : https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/42218552/Z.pdf This is the sound file : https://dl....
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Can i use a chord scale in key signature like CDEFGABC: A CHORD SCALE

To play a song in key is there a possibility of playing a scale of chord in key signature. For example c major key CDEFGABC: In this A is the major 6, can i use A major scale A,B,C#,D,E,F#,G#,A with ...
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What does ø mean after a chord?

Can anybody tell me what this chord with an ø symbol after F# is? The key signature is E minor.
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Guitar Acoustic Best Practice for chords hand

I am new to acoustic guitar . What is best practice for chords hand ? I want to improve my chords' hand speed .
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Is there a reason instructors teach chords before arpeggios?

Some friends of mine have started picking up my spare guitars and practicing while I play bass. They don't play guitar and have been asking me for tips. Like me, they struggle with chords because ...
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I've found the chords to Chicago by Meg & Dia but can't figure out the theory

Chicago is one of my favourite Meg & Dia songs (RIP 2012). I've tabbed out a few of their songs and figured out their keys and such, but this one seems to be more than your standard vi-IV-I-V ...
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Fighting against the F Chord

Ok, first off, let me introduce myself: my name is Diego and I've been practising guitar(acoustic with metal strings) for about a month and a half, like five hours the day. Well, to the point: ...
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Additional notes that are being played besides picked ones

I was experimenting with sound analysis lately and from what I see when I plot spectral data of an audio file is that apart from notes that were actually plucked there are some other notes with quite ...
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How to choose between different tabs/chords for the same song?

I am very new to guitar and chords. I wanted to learn to play and sing the song "What a wonderful world". However, while looking for the chords, I found 2 different versions of the set of chords: ...
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Notate a chord with multiple extensions

if I have a chord made up of the notes: D F# G# B I can write that as a Bm6/D, but can I write it as D#4add6? How would you write this chord as a D chord, or is there no way to
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Improvising blues chords

I understand the concept of the blues scale and its blue notes flat 3rd flat 5th and flat 7th, my question is: What chords can you use to accompany the blues because I'm tired of just staying on the I ...
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Piano…JS Bach fan…he blows me away [closed]

What are all the available chords for every bass note? I am looking for a way in to use partimenti to supply chords quickly to a given bass line, without figured bass
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What exactly is a Major scale?

So, typically you compose a happy song in a major scale, or, in my case Progressive House, in a Major scale. But, if C# major's relative key is A# Minor, what exactly is a major scale and how do you ...
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Tricks to unlearn chords learned by shape on the piano

As a child, I took organ lessons during which my teacher taught most of the chords by their inversions to minimize the amount of travelling on the keyboard required by the left hand. For example, A ...
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Can we use scales that belong to the chord that is in the scale you planned your composition to be in?

Can we use scales that belong to the chord that is in the scale you planned your composition to be in? For example I'm in a G major chord and there is a D major chord too, can I use the D major scale?
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How do I find the chord progressions for sheet music?

Just wondering if someone could give me some steps to working out the chord progression of sheet music ie. chord IV or II etc. How do I know what is what?
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Should I use inversion or root position?

I'm writing a song for a project and putting piano chords under the melody. I don't know if this makes sense but for example, if I'm in C major, and there is an "E" in the voice, should I pair it with ...
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Is doubling the root when converting guitar chords to piano wrong?

If you take guitar chords and put them into sheet music for piano, should you double the root (CEGC) or not (CEG)? And if you do is it wrong because you'd have parallel octaves? I mean I know ...
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Why does e.g a C Major Chord sound different from a F Major Chord?

Why does e.g a C Major Chord sound different from a F Major Chord ? Is it only the absolute Height of the Root ?
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Key/Chord recognition using a computer

I'm a physics student with a great interest in music. I'm researching (as a kind of hobby) in topics which include math applied to music, acoustics, etc. In the last days I've realized that having a ...
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If I press C4, C5 and C6, is this a chord?

Are there any other special requirements for three sounds to be a chord by musical definition? Do overtones or the same note just sounding on different octaves (sounding together) still can be named a ...
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Key-agnostic voicing-based notation (piano)

Looking for a simplified notation for piano that is 1) key agnostic but 2) chord and voicing specific. Here's kind of what I'm going for: The chord and extensions are expressed to the left, and the ...
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What are the earliest examples of chord tones like dominant sevenths and ninths being used?

What are some of the earliest examples of chord tones like dominant sevenths and ninths being used? I am trying to determine how basic harmonic music forms evolved toward forms such as Blues and Jazz.
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What key has the chords G, Dm, Bb, C and F?

I've been trying to brush up on my music theory recently, but I can't work out what key "Home" by Sheryl Crow is in. The chords are: G, Dm, Bb, C and F. It would appear to be C major, except for the ...
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How to begin putting chords on variable melody?

One of the things that is mysterious for me is how to put chords on a melody which is so variable. I mean that just a chord is not enough to cover the whole bar. For example it contains (C key) : ...
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Why do barre chords sound bad when I play them

When I try to play one of my favourite songs, I get nervous when I know that it contains a barre chord, because they sound bad on my guitar. Other chords sound good. strings gauge : Extra Light / ...
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What is the definition of a pad?

I've played in many bands and I do a lot of music production and the term "pad" is thrown around. My definition of a pad is something that is used to fill in the space of a piece usually with chords. ...
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Triad inversion question - How can I tell which one this is if I know the key?

If I know that this triad is in the key of A major, how can I tell if this a root, first inversion, or second inversion? I know in second inversion, the fifth is usually doubled, but how can I tell ...
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Why rootless chords?

I understand the functionality of rootless chords in a band setting where there is a bass player, but rootless chords are supposedly used in solo piano as well (the Jazz Piano Book says this, and I ...
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How to play the bass and chord on piano?

actually im a beginner in music, but not that beginner, I know some chord and music theory, but I got doubt when I was playing keyboard, how to play the bass? is the bass in the left hand? and is the ...
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Could I have a list of chord progression patterns for Electro and Progressive House? [closed]

I mainly like these two genres: Progressive HouseElectro House And I was wondering if I could (or where I could find) the most common chord progression patterns for these genres.