Definition of common chord in English:
A triad containing a root, a major or minor third, and a perfect fifth.
- He introduced pupils first to the notes of the common chord (doh - me - soh), patterning the sounds with the voice and exercising the intervals involved until sound and symbol were firmly associated in the pupil's mind.
- Where there is no figure under a note, the convention is that this denotes the most common chord, which Mr Protheroe describes as a root-position chord.
- The melody is built out of the intervals of the common chord.
Definition of common chord in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan