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Questions tagged [chord-theory]

For questions about the theory behind building and naming chords.

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Analyzing Tschaikowsky's “Wintermorgen”

At the beginning of the first measure there is a chord with the notes of Eb, G, C#, and G. What is this chord? I suppose that the song is in B minor and I can't find any chords even in Modal ...
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Analyzing Ryuichi Sakamoto's “Self Portrait”

Listen From 00:56 The [E] part is in C Major key and I can't understand the C#m7-5 chord at bar 3 what is this chord ? Where did it come from? and what is its function ?
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Analyzing Hisaishi Joe's “The Bygone Days”

( Play it from 1:12 to start from the [B] part ) what is that D#m7(11) ? how does that leads to Gmaj7 ?
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How to tell if the notes in the chord are flat or sharp?

I'm programming some Music stuff for piano and I need to know when exactly to call the note b or #. Can you help me out in understanding it? I know the difference and the purpose for those but I ...
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Is it reasonable or even possible to have a minor, major seventh chord?

To play a major seventh, we play the seventh degree of the scale plus one half step. I've never really understood why it's called a major seventh, so maybe this can be cleared up for me here. My main ...