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A Chord can have alternate names based on how it is being used. A chord's function is an important determining factor in naming a chord.
So unless you know the harmonic function of a given chord, you might not be able to accurately name it.
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Determining the Name of a Chord?
A Chord can only be named in the context of how it is being used and after determining how it's functioning within that context.
- A Chord can have alternate names based on how it is being used. A chord’s function is an important determining factor in naming a chord.
- A Chord can NOT be named by its fingerboard shape.
- A Chord can NOT be named by its lowest note.
- A Chord might NOT have a root.
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- WidipediA: Chord names and symbols in jazz and pop music
Various kinds of chord names and symbols are used in different contexts, to represent musical chords.
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