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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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This simple piece in A minor uses most of the common chords in first position.
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When he alters other intervals (for example fifths) microtonally, he usually does so in the framework of common chords and a reference tone creating a third (sixth) with the altered tone or a prime (octave) is usually close by.