common chord

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common chord

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(Music, other) music a chord consisting of the keynote, a major or minor third, and a perfect fifth: the notes G, B, and D form the common chord of G major.
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Noun1.common chord - a three-note major or minor chordcommon chord - a three-note major or minor chord; a note and its third and fifth tones
chord - a combination of three or more notes that blend harmoniously when sounded together
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When tonal music, however conventional, is being examined, certain decisions are unavoidable--for example, which note to identify as the operative tonic, where to locate a pivot chord, how to register the 6/4-5/3 cadential formula--but in this volume one sees few signs that the relevant choices have been reviewed.