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Re: Chords (was Adrenalinn)

At 4:23 PM -0700 4/8/02, Evan Meyers wrote:

>diad, triad...more than one note at a time is a chord.

That's how the Grove Dictionary of Music defines it.

That's not to say that it isn't useful to talk about dyads and triads 
and seventh chords and beyond. I also wonder if it makes any sense to 
refer to a cluster of pitches as a "chord."

Also, there are times in polyphonic music when it might be more 
useful to refer to a set of simutaneous notes as a "simultaneity" 
rather than a "chord."

Richard Zvonar, PhD
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