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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.
Additional Information and Links
- 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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Harmonic Analysis Major and Minor Chord Charts
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Harmonic Analysis for Scale Selection and Chord Substitution
Harmonic Analysis is the understanding of the functional sequence of chords. It is the process used to analyze the harmonic structure of a progression, song or composition. This analysis is then used to make scale selections for improvisation and chord substitution.
Harmonic Analysis for Scale and Chord Selection
Harmonic Analysis is the process used to determine the harmonic function of chords within a chord progression or song. A chord progression is defined as a sequence of chords, each chord has a root and is a particular chord type. The relationship of a chord's to a scale determines its function within that scale's tonality.
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