Musical Chords

This category contains questions about all chords used both in music in general and in specific songs.

1,518 Questions

How do you build a french sixth chord?

The "French sixth" (notated Fr + 6 or Fr in 4-part chorale) is made up of 4 notes: ♭6-1-2-♯4; in the key of "C", that would be A♭, C, D, and F♯

How do you identify major and minor chords piano?

The third note of a major scale is lowered when playing a minor scale.

Major sounds happy while minor has a sad tone to it

Which sounds lighter a major chord or a minor chord?

Lighter, happier, and bouncy music go with major scale. Dark, scary terrifying, and sad music go with minor scales.

How to improvise guitar solo over chords changes in time?

Learn basic guitar scales major and minor so that you can switch to scales with the change of the chord, improvise in the scale and sound in tone.

What is an interrupted cadence?

A cadence can be thought of as harmonic punctuation placed at the end of a phrase or passage. Using the key of C major as an example, the four most commonly used cadences are: G - C (perfect), (C)- G (imperfect) F - C (plagal) and G - Am (interrupted). The name interrupted goes some way to explain the musical effect produced. A musical passage which approaches the dominant chord (in our example, G) will harmonically seem to want to gravitate to the tonic chord (C) producing a perfect cadence or full close. By actually moving to the submedient chord (Am), the listener perceives an interruption in the flow of the harmony.

What note is rolling in the deep?

You can get the notes to Rolling in Deep from Youtube tutorials or buy it from the Music Notes website.

Why does the major seventh chord belong to the subdominant?

In a major scale the subdominant chord is a major chord,thus the dominant chord is major7.

Why do 70s songs not sound as old as 40s songs?

One obvious answer is that the 70s came 30 years after the 40s and the quality of the sound was quite different in both time periods. Just like songs from the 2000s have a better quality than the 70s, the 70s had a better quality of sound than the 40s.

Where can you find the chords to someone like you - Boyce Avenue?

I would look on

It's got most pieces of music, chords, solos...and for all instruments too :)

What is f-f transition?

f-f transition: the transition of an electron from an f orbital which is lower in energy to an f orbital which is higher in energy is a f-f transition.

What is the baguio hymn?

The Baguio Hymn is to Baguio City as the Lupang Hinirang is to the Philippines. In short, it is the anthem of Baguio City. It was composed by Arnold B. Cadangen.

What is an augmented triad?

An augmented triad is made of two major thirds, and is the only triad not found in a diatonic scale. For example, the chord could be made of C natural, E natural, and G sharp.

How do you play a minor half diminished chord on the baritone ukulele?

That is going to depend greatly one what chord you want to play. A good chord chart or book will have all the chords shown in it.

What are the notes to here comes the bride on the keyboard?

C, F, F, F C, G, E, F C, F, B, B, A, G, F, E, F, G C, F, F, F, C, G, E, F, C, F, A, C, A, F, D, G, A, F

What chord is comprised of FBD sharp and G sharp?

F diminished 7, B diminished 7, D diminished 7, and G# diminished 7 will all have these same four notes.

F diminished ( Fdim )

It's actually an F whole diminished 7th chord. It would be an F diminished chord if there were no 'd' in the cord. Also, the correct way to spell the chord would actually be like this:

F-Ab (not G#)-Cb (not B)-Ebb (not D).

All the pitches are correct, just not their names. Any F triad with any kind of 7th attached will be some alteration of the notes F-A-C-E. This is how people quickly identify chords based on the root.

Hope that helps! just thought that would improve the answer a little bit.



Where can you get acoustic guitar chords for songs?

There are many websites that will provide you will guitar chords for your favorite songs. A few are listed below (links below answer) - Large collection of chords and tabs with more than 200,000 songs from hundreds of artists - Free printable sheet music for children's songs including music, lyrics and guitar chords - Children's songs with lyrics and guitar chords

** If you're looking for non-children's genre:


then just follow the links google will populate you with.

* DISCLAIMER - keep in mind, tabs and chords are written by all skill levels of guitarists and many times, the tabs you will find are inaccurately transcribed. You should read them and try to hear the music you're reading in your head to see if it actually seems 'in the ball park'

What is a V4 chord?

V4 (or Vsus4) is a triad built of the fifth degree of the scale, with a raised third.

In the key of C, it would contain the notes (G,C,D) with G as the root.

It is a very common substitution for a dominant in some styles of music.

It will tend to resolve directly to the tonic.

What is the devil's chord?

it's a chord that incorporates a flat 5 or sharp 4.

if you're doing it on guitar, it's the interval 6 frets apart.

think, power chord with the higher note one fret lower.