List of chords

The following is a list of musical chords and simultaneities:

Code Chord type
Major Major chord
Minor Minor chord
Augmented Augmented chord
Diminished Diminished chord
Indeterminate Indeterminate chord
Predominant Predominant chord
Suspended Suspended chord
M3+d5 Major third, flat five
Just Just intonation
Bitonal Bitonal chord
Atonal Atonal chord
List of musical chords
Name Chord on C Sound # of p.c.-Forte # p.c. #s Quality
Augmented chord
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <c e gis>1
} }
About this soundPlay 3-12 0 4 8 Augmented
Augmented eleventh chord[1]
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <c e g bes d fis>1
} }
About this soundPlay 6-34 0 4 7 t 2 6 Major
Augmented major seventh chord
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <c e gis b>1
} }
About this soundPlay 4-19 0 4 8 e Augmented
Augmented seventh chord
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <c e gis bes>1
} }
About this soundPlay 4-24 0 4 8 t Augmented
Augmented sixth chord
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <c e ais>1^\markup { "Italian" }
} }

 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <c e fis ais>1^\markup { "French"  }
} }

 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <c e g ais>1^\markup { "German" }
} }
3-8
4-25
4-27B
0 6 t
0 4 6 t
0 4 7 t
Predominant
Diminished chord
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <c es ges>1
} }
About this soundPlay 3-10 0 3 6 Diminished
Diminished major seventh chord
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <c es ges b>1
} }
About this soundPlay 4-18 0 3 6 e Diminished
Diminished seventh chord (leading-tone and secondary chord)
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <c es ges beses>1
} }
About this soundPlay 4-28 0 3 6 9 Diminished
Dominant
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <c e g>2 <g' b d>
} }
About this soundPlay 3-11 0 4 7 Major
Dominant eleventh chord
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <c e g bes d f>1
} }
About this soundPlay 6-33 0 4 7 t 2 5 Major
Dominant minor ninth
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <c e g bes des>1
} }
About this soundPlay 5-31 0 4 7 t 1 Major
Dominant ninth
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <c e g bes d>1
} }
About this soundPlay 5-34 0 4 7 t 2 Major
Dominant parallel
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c'' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <g b d>2 <e g b>
} }
About this soundPlay 3-11 0 3 7 Minor
Dominant seventh chord
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <c e g bes>1
} }
About this soundPlay 4-27 0 4 7 t Major
Dominant seventh flat five chord
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <c e ges bes>1
} }
About this soundPlay 4-25 0 4 6 t Diminished
Dominant seventh sharp nine / Hendrix chord
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <c e g bes dis>1
} }
About this soundPlay 5-32 0 4 7 t 3 Major
Dominant thirteenth chord
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <c e g bes d f a>1
} }
About this soundPlay 7-35 0 4 7 t 2 5 9 Major
Dream chord
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c'' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <g c! cis d>1
} }
About this soundPlay 4-6 0 5 6 7 Just
Elektra chord
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <e b' des f aes>1
} }
About this soundPlay 5-32 0 7 9 1 4 Bitonal
Farben chord
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { \new PianoStaff << 
  \new Staff { \clef treble \time 4/4 <e a>1 } 
  \new Staff { \clef bass \time 4/4  <c, gis' b>1 }
>> } }
About this soundPlay 5-z17 0 8 e 4 9 Atonal
Half-diminished seventh chord
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <c es ges bes>1
} }
About this soundPlay 4-27 0 3 6 t Diminished
Harmonic seventh chord
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble 
  \time 4/4
  <c e g beseh c>1
} }
About this soundPlay 4-27 0 4 7 t Major
Leading-tone triad
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <c e g c>2 <d f b>
} }
About this soundPlay 3-10 0 3 6 Diminished
Lydian chord
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <c e g b fis'>1
} }
About this soundPlay 5-20 0 4 7 e 6 Major
Magic chord
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <e f a bes d e g a>1
} }
About this soundPlay 8 0 1 5 6 t 0 3 5 Just
Major chord
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <c e g>1
} }
About this soundPlay 3-11 0 4 7 Major
Major eleventh chord
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <c e g b d f>1
} }
About this soundPlay 6-z25 0 4 7 e 2 5 Major
Major seventh chord
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <c e g b>1
} }
About this soundPlay 4-20 0 4 7 e Major
Major seventh sharp eleventh chord
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <c e gis b fis'>1
} }
About this soundPlay 5-30 0 4 8 e 6 Augmented
Major sixth chord
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <c e g a>1
} }
About this soundPlay 4-26 0 4 7 9 Major
Major sixth ninth chord ("6 add 9",[2] Nine six,[3] 6/9)
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <c e g a d>1
} }
About this soundPlay 5-35 0 4 7 9 2 Major
Major ninth chord
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <c e g b d>1
} }
About this soundPlay 5-27 0 4 7 e 2 Major
Major thirteenth chord
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <c e g b d fis a>1
} }
About this soundPlay 7-35 0 4 7 e 2 6 9 Major
Mediant
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <c e g>2 <e g b>
} }
About this soundPlay 3-11 0 3 7 Minor
Minor chord
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <c es g>1
} }
About this soundPlay 3-11 0 3 7 Minor
Minor eleventh chord
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <c es g bes d f>1
} }
About this soundPlay 6-32 0 3 7 t 2 5 Minor
Minor major seventh chord
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <c es g b>1
} }
About this soundPlay 4-19 0 3 7 e Minor
Minor ninth chord
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <c es g bes d>1
} }
About this soundPlay 5-27 0 3 7 t 2 Minor
Minor seventh chord
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <c es g bes>1
} }
About this soundPlay 4-26 0 3 7 t Minor
Minor sixth chord
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <c es g a>1
} }
About this soundPlay 4-27 0 3 7 9 Minor
Minor sixth ninth chord (6/9)
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <c es g a d>1
} }
About this soundPlay 5-29 0 3 7 9 2 Minor
Minor thirteenth chord
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <c es g bes d f a>1
} }
About this soundPlay 7-35 0 3 7 t 2 5 9 Minor
Mu chord
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <c d e g>1
} }
About this soundPlay 4-22 0 2 4 7 Major
Mystic chord
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4 <c fis bes e a d>1
} }
About this soundPlay 6-34 0 6 t 4 9 2 Atonal
Neapolitan chord
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <f aes des>1
} }
About this soundPlay 3-11 1 5 8 Major
Ninth augmented fifth chord[2][4]
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <c e gis bes d>1
} }
About this soundPlay 5-33 0 4 8 t 2 Augmented
Ninth flat fifth chord[2]
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <c e ges bes d>1
} }
About this soundPlay 5-33 0 4 6 t 2 M3+d5
Northern lights chord
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <cis d! aes' c! es fis g! bes ces f! a!>1
} }
About this soundPlay 11-1 1 2 8 0 3 6 7 t e 4 7 Atonal
"Ode-to-Napoleon" hexachord
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <c des e f gis a>1
} }
About this soundPlay 6-20 0 1 4 5 8 9 Atonal
Petrushka chord

    \new PianoStaff <<
         \new Staff = "up" \relative c'' {
            \time 3/4
            s2.
          }
        \new Staff = "down" \relative c' {
            \time 3/4
            \voiceOne
            \repeat tremolo 12 {
                  {
                    \change Staff = "up"
                    \voiceTwo
                    <e g c>32
                  }
                {
                    \change Staff = "down"
                    \voiceOne
                    <cis fis ais>32
                }
            }
          }
    >>
About this soundPlay 6-30 0 1 4 6 7 t Bitonal
Power chord
P5
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <c g' c>1
} }
About this soundPlay 2-5 0 7 Indeterminate
Psalms chord
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
{ \new PianoStaff <<
  \new Staff { \clef treble <g' e'' g'' b''>8 } 
  \new Staff { \clef bass <e, g, b, g>8 }
>> } }
About this soundPlay 3-11 0 3 7 Minor
Secondary dominant
 {
#(set-global-staff-size 16)
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
      \new PianoStaff <<
        \new Staff <<
            \new Voice \relative c'' {
                \stemUp \clef treble \key c \major \time 4/4
                c2 b c1
                }
            \new Voice \relative c' {
                \stemDown
                fis2 d e1
                }
            >>
        \new Staff <<
            \new Voice \relative c' {
                \stemUp \clef bass \key c \major \time 4/4
                a2 g g1
                }
            \new Voice \relative c {
                \stemDown
                d2_\markup { \translate #'(-3.5 . 0) { "C: V/V" \hspace #0.6 "V" \hspace #5 "I" } }
               g c,1 \bar "||"
                }
            >>
    >> }
About this soundPlay 3-11 0 4 7 Major
Secondary leading-tone chord
 {
#(set-global-staff-size 16)
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
      \new PianoStaff <<
        \new Staff <<
            \new Voice \relative c'' {
                \stemUp \clef treble \key c \major \time 4/4
                a2 g g1
                }
            \new Voice \relative c' {
                \stemDown
                es2 d e1
                }
            >>
        \new Staff <<
            \new Voice \relative c' {
                \stemUp \clef bass \key c \major \time 4/4
                c2 b c1
                }
            \new Voice \relative c {
                \stemDown
                fis2_\markup { \translate #'(-5 . 0) { \concat { "C: vii" \raise #0.6 \small "o7" "/V" \hspace #1 "V" \hspace #4 "I" } } }
               g c,1 \bar "||"
                }
            >>
    >> }
About this soundPlay 3-10 0 3 6 Diminished
Secondary supertonic chord
 {
#(set-global-staff-size 16)
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
      \new PianoStaff <<
        \new Staff <<
            \new Voice \relative c'' {
                \stemUp \clef treble \key c \major \time 4/4
                g2 fis g1
                }
            \new Voice \relative c' {
                \stemDown
                c2 c d1
                }
            >>
        \new Staff <<
            \new Voice \relative c' {
                \stemUp \clef bass \key c \major \time 4/4
                a2 a b1
                }
            \new Voice \relative c {
                \stemDown
                a2_\markup { \translate #'(-4 . 0) { \concat { "C: ii" \raise #0.5 \small "7" "/V" \hspace #1 "V" \raise #1 \small "7" "/V" \hspace #1.5 "V" } } }
               d g1 \bar "||"
                }
            >>
    >> }
About this soundPlay 3-11 0 3 7 Minor
Seven six chord[5]
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <c e g a bes>1
} }
About this soundPlay 5-25 0 4 7 9 t Major
Seventh suspension four chord[6]
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <c f g bes>1
} }
About this soundPlay 4-23 0 5 7 t Suspended
So What chord
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { \new PianoStaff << 
  \new Staff { \clef treble \time 4/4 \hide Staff.TimeSignature <d g b>1 } 
  \new Staff { \clef bass \time 4/4 \hide Staff.TimeSignature  <e, a>1 }
>> } }
About this soundPlay 5-35 0 5 t 3 7 Bitonal
Suspended chord
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <c f g>1
} }
About this soundPlay 3-9 0 5 7 Suspended
Subdominant
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <c e g>2 <f a c>
} }
About this soundPlay 3-11 0 4 7 Major
Subdominant parallel
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <f a c>2 <d f a>
} }
About this soundPlay 3-11 0 3 7 Minor
Submediant
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <c e g>2 <a c e>
} }
About this soundPlay 3-11 0 3 7 Minor
Subtonic
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <c e g>2 <bes d f>
} }
About this soundPlay 3-11 0 4 7 Major
Supertonic
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <c e g>2 <d f a>
} }
About this soundPlay 3-11 0 3 7 Minor
Thirteenth flat ninth chord[2]
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <c e g bes des a'>1
} }
About this soundPlay 6-27 0 4 7 t 1 x 9[7] Major
Thirteenth flat ninth flat fifth chord[2]
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <c e ges bes des a'>1
} }
About this soundPlay 6-z49 0 4 6 t 1 x 9[7] M3+d5
Tonic counter parallel
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <c e g>2 <b e g>
} }
About this soundPlay 3-11 0 3 7 Minor
Tonic
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <c e g>1
} }
About this soundPlay 3-11 0 4 7 Major
Tonic parallel
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <c e g>2 <a c e>
} }
About this soundPlay 3-11 0 3 7 Minor
Tristan chord
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
   \new PianoStaff <<
      \new Staff <<
         \relative c' {
             \clef treble \key c \major \time 4/4
             <dis gis>1
             }
            >>
     \new Staff <<
         \relative c {
             \clef bass \key c \major \time 4/4
             <f b>1
             }
         >>
    >>
}
About this soundPlay 4-27 0 3 6 t Predominant
Viennese trichord
 {
\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' { 
  \clef treble \time 4/4
  <c des ges>2 <c fis g!>
} }
About this soundPlay 3-5A 0 1 6
or
0 6 7
Atonal

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Pearse, John (1977). The Guitarist's Picture Chord Encyclopedia, p.31. ISBN 0-8256-2199-2.
  2. ^ a b c d e Bay, William (10 April 1971). Encyclopedia of guitar chords. Mel Bay Publications. p. 2. ISBN 978-0-87166-664-2. Retrieved 27 May 2011.
  3. ^ Pearse (1977), p.35.
  4. ^ Pearse (1977), p.27.
  5. ^ Pearse (1977), p.34.
  6. ^ Pearse (1977), p.24
  7. ^ a b x could be either 5, 6, or nothing, depending on the eleventh of the chord.