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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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Since my students start to learn chord progressions in the elementary levels, Tom can more or less identify common chord names and functions when asked, but that doesn't necessarily mean such knowledge (still primarily intellectual in nature) automatically informs his listening and playing without some prodding.
Adventure is not just the common chord that binds them.
But when talking to my peer group at other vendors, co-marketing seems to strike a common chord,co-marketing with partners is quite a herculean task.
Give him a common chord progression, and he'll create a crusade out of it.
According to the liner notes, the piece seeks to explore--and to evoke to its audience--programmatic scenes that will strike a common chord, yet resonate differently for each listener.
His arrival on the art scene turned out to be a sensational event collectors soon found a common chord with the women in his painting, the luxuriant strokes and the traditional images.
At the same time, Hartman describes the somber experiences of Diasporan Blacks and the apathy of Ghanaians at sites of slavery: "We were encouraged to mourn because it generated revenue, but our grief struck no common chord of memory, no bedrock of shared sentiment" (171).
Their music doesn't necessarily sound Jewish, so what is the common chord between Jewish composers and their disproportionate success in the film industry if the connection isn't audible?
News of Barbaro's death on Monday, after a battle lasting eight months and involving 20 surgical procedures, spread quickly and struck a common chord of sadness around the racing world.
Cheshire playwright Tim Firth is a man who does know about these things - his parents and grandparents were all teachers - and his television comedy, The Flint Street Nativity, struck a common chord with viewers when screened in 1999.
Backed by the wistful strings of the John Scott Trotter Orchestra, Crosby's melancholy yet hopeful rendering of "I'll Be Home for Christmas" struck a common chord among Americans during a holiday season that arrived two years into a world war whose end was nowhere in sight.
Using the orbifold map, says Tymoczko, it is possible to track common chord progressions in classical music and see that they lie along a predictable trajectory.