altered chord


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altered chord

n
(Classical Music) music a chord in which one or more notes are chromatically changed by the introduction of accidentals
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When Marian played an inversion or slightly altered chord, Benny would hunch up his shoulders "like he had been stabbed in the back," she said.
These gradually move to more complex terms including altered chord symbols.
Brief, succinct chapters are presented on Keyboard Styles, Chords and Inversions, the Gospel Beat, Changing the Meter, Syncopation, Chord Progressions and Harmonic Color, and Altered Chords.
Harmony, Advanced, delves into modal mixtures, German 6ths, chromatically altered chords as well as chords related by a chromatic 3rd, numerous other chord types.
The technique of using a pre-existing composition's harmonic base, sometimes with altered chords, as a foundation for a completely different musical composition is a hallmark of the bebop era.
143), distinct from our usual binary between diatonic and altered chords.
Altered chords (Neapolitan sixth, augmented sixths) are not introduced.
The innovations of "free improvisation," the pushing against the boundaries of popular music through the development of new and difficult forms--"faster tempos, altered chords, and harmonies that involved greater speeds" (Albert 179-80)--are clearly reflected in Parks's dramaturgy, just as Louis Armstrong's talking and singing paralleled his "phrasing and projection of tone on the trumpet" (Suhor 136).