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CHORDS

Chords are the sounding together of 2 or more different notes of scale tones. Although, the term usually refers to one or more different notes sounded together, where 2 different notes are used the 3rd note is implied. Compare the spelling of chords shown in the table below with the structure of scales shown in the table above. The numbers 1, 2 (9), 3, 4 (11), 5, 6 (13) and 7 refer to the degrees of a scale from which chords are harmonically constructed and spelt. The spelling for chords in the Major, Minor and Dominant families are shown in the table below.

Please note:: Because of limitations in HTML, the flat sign is replaced by the minus(-) sign, and the 'Natural Sign' is replaced by the tilde(~) sign. A help document in Word97 Format is also available on the Installation CD.

CHORD SPELLING TABLE


	MAJOR                      MINOR                           DOMINANT
Major      1 3 5                Minor     1 -3 5               Dom7     1 3 5 -7
Maj 6      1 3 5 6               m6       1 -3 5 6             7/6      1 3 5 6 13(6) 
Maj 7      1 3 5 7              m6/9      1 -3 5 6 9           9        1 3 5 -7 9
MajAdd9    1 3 5 9              m6/~7     1 -3 5 6 ~7          13       1 3 5 -7 9 13
Maj 9      1 3 5 7 9            m6/9/~7   1 -3 5 6 ~7 9        7 sus    1 4 5 -7
Maj 6/9    1 3 5 6 9            m6/9/+11  1 -3 5 6 9 +11       7/6 sus  1 3 5 -7 13
Maj 13     1 3 5 7 9 13(6)      m6/11     1 -3 5 6 11          11       1 4 5 -7 9
           1 3 5 6 7 9          m7        1 -3 5 -7            13 sus   1 4 5 -7 9 13
Maj6/9+11  1 3 5 6 9 +11(+4)    m7/11     1 -3 5 -7 11         7 -5     1 3 -5 -7
                        (-5)    m9        1 -3 5 -7 9          7 +5     1 3 #5 -7
Maj 9+11   1 3 5 7 9 +11        m11       1 -3 5 -7 9 11       7 -9     1 3 5  -7 !9
Maj +11    1 3 5 +11            m add 9   1 -3 5 9             7 +9     1 3 5  -7 #9
Aug sus
(or) sus4  1 4 5                m7 -5     1 -3 -5 7            9 -5     1 3 -5 -7 9
Maj 7 +5   1 3 +5 7             m7 -5/11  1 -3 -5 -7 11        9 +5     1 3 #5 -7 9
Maj 9 +5   1 3 +5 7 9           m7 +5     1 -3 #5 -7           7 -9 -5  1 3 -5 -7 -9
                                min~7     1 -3 5  ~7           7 -9 +5  1 3 #5 -7 -9
                                min~9     1 -3 5  ~7 9         7 +9 -5  1 3 -5 -7 #9
                                                               7 +9 +5  1 3 #5 7  #9
                                                               13 -9    1 3 5  -7 -9 13
                                                               13 +9    1 3 5  -7 #9 13
                                                               13 -9 -5 1 3 -5 -7 -9 13
                                                               13 +11   1 3 5  -7 9 +11 13
                                                               +11      1 3 5  -7 9 +11 
                                                               11 -9    1 3 5  -7 -9 11
                                                               11 -9 +5 1 3 #5 -7 -9 11
                                                               7/11     1 3 5  -7 11
                                                               7/6/11   1 3 5  6  -7 11
Diminished 7    1 -3 -5 --7(6)
Augmented       1 3  #5

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August 1, 2007