List of chords

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The following is a list of musical chords and simultaneities:

Code
Major Major chord.
Minor Minor chord.
Augmented Augmented chord.
Diminished Diminished chord.
Indeterminate Indeterminate chord.
Bitonal Bitonal chord.
Atonal Atonal chord.
Predominant Predominant chord.
Mixed Mixed-thirds.
Suspended Suspended.
M3+d5 Major third and flat fifth.
List of musical chords
Name Image Sound # of pitch classes Pitch class #'s Quality
Added tone chord variable (+1)
Augmented chord
Augmented chord on C.
About this sound Play  3 0 4 8 Augmented
Augmented eleventh chord[1]
Augmented eleventh chord on C.
About this sound Play  6 0 4 7 t 2 6 Major
Augmented major seventh chord
Major 7(5) chord on C.[2]
About this sound Play  4 0 4 8 e Augmented
Augmented seventh chord
Seventh augmented fifth chord.[3]
About this sound Play  4 0 4 8 t Augmented
Augmented sixth chord
Augmented sixth chord on C resolving to the dominant.
About this sound Play  3 0 6 8 Predominant
Diminished chord
Diminished chord on C.
About this sound Play  3 0 3 6 Diminished
Diminished major seventh chord
Diminished major seventh chord on C.
About this sound Play  4 0 3 6 e Diminished
Diminished seventh chord
Diminished chord on C.[4]
About this sound Play  4 0 3 6 9 Diminished
Dominant (music)
Tonic and dominant in C.
About this sound Play  3 0 4 7 Major
Dominant eleventh chord
Dominant eleventh chord on C in four-part writing.[5]
About this sound Play  6 0 4 7 t 2 5 Major
Dominant minor ninth
Dominant minor ninth chord on C.
About this sound Play  5 0 4 7 t 1 Major
Dominant ninth
Ninth chord on C.[6]
About this sound Play  5 0 4 7 t 2 Major
Dominant parallel
Dominant and dominant parallel in C.
About this sound Play  3 0 3 7 Minor
Dominant seventh chord
Dominant seventh chord on C.
About this sound Play  4 0 4 7 t Major
Dominant seventh flat five chord
Dominant seventh flat five chord on C.
About this sound Play  4 0 4 6 t Diminished
Dominant thirteenth chord
Thirteenth chord on C.[7]
About this sound Play  7 0 4 7 t 2 5 9 Major
Dream chord
Dream chord on G.
About this sound Play  4 0 5 6 7 Just
Elektra chord
Elektra chord on E.
About this sound Play  5 0 7 9 1 4 Bitonal
Eleventh chord 6
Extended chord ≥5
Farben chord
Farben chord on C.
About this sound Play  5 0 8 e 4 9 Atonal
Harmonic seventh chord
Harmonic seventh chord on C.
About this sound Play 
About this sound Play 
4 0 4 7 t Major
Hendrix chord/Augmented ninth[8]
Hendrix chord on G.
About this sound Play  5 0 4 7 t 3 Mixed
Leading-tone chord
Tonic and leading tone in C.
About this sound Play  3 0 3 6 Diminished
Lydian chord
maj711 chord on C.[9]
About this sound Play  4 0 4 7 e 6 Major
Magic chord
Magic chord on E.
About this sound Play  6 Just
Major chord
Major chord on C.
About this sound Play  3 0 4 7 Major
Major eleventh chord
Major eleventh chord on C.
About this sound Play  6 0 4 7 e 2 5 Major
Major seventh chord
Major seventh chord on C.
About this sound Play  4 0 4 7 e Major
Major seventh sharp eleventh chord
Major 7(11) or Lydian augmented chord on C.[2]
About this sound Play  5 0 4 7 e 6 Augmented
Major sixth chord
Sixth chord on C.
About this sound Play  4 0 4 7 9 Major
Major ninth chord
Major ninth chord on C.
About this sound Play  5 0 4 7 e 2 Major
Major thirteenth chord
CMA13.
About this sound Play  7 0 4 7 e 2 6 9 Major
Mediant
Tonic and mediant in C.
About this sound Play  3 0 3 7 Minor
Minor chord
Minor chord on C.
About this sound Play  3 0 3 7 Minor
Minor eleventh chord
Minor eleventh chord on C (Cm11).
About this sound Play  6 0 3 7 t 2 5 Minor
Minor major seventh chord
Minor major seventh chord on C.
About this sound Play  4 0 3 7 e Minor
Minor ninth chord
Minor ninth chord on C.
About this sound Play  5 0 3 7 t 2 Minor
Minor seventh chord
Minor seventh chord on C.
About this sound Play  4 0 3 7 t Minor
Half-diminished seventh chord About this sound Play  4 0 3 6 t Diminished
Minor sixth chord
C minor chord with added major sixth.
About this sound Play  4 0 3 7 9 Minor
Minor thirteenth chord
Cm13.
About this sound Play  7 0 3 7 t 2 5 9 Minor
Mu chord
Mu chord on C.
About this sound Play  4 0 2 4 7 Major
Mystic chord
Mystic chord on C.
About this sound Play  6 0 6 t 4 9 2 Atonal
Neapolitan chord
Neapolitan sixth in C major.
About this sound Play  3 1 5 8 Major
Ninth chord 5
Ninth augmented fifth chord[11][12]
Augmented ninth chord on C.[11]
About this sound Play  5 0 4 8 t 2 Augmented
Ninth flat fifth chord[11]
Ninth flat five,[13] C9(5).[14]
About this sound Play  5 0 4 6 t 2 M3+d5
Northern Lights chord
Northern Lights chord.
About this sound Play  11 1 2 8 0 3 6 7 t e 4 7 Atonal
"Ode-to-Napoleon" hexachord
'Ode-to-Napoleon' hexachord on C.
About this sound Play  6 0 1 4 5 8 9 Atonal
Petrushka chord
Petrushka chord in piano during the second tableau of Petrushka.
About this sound Play  6 0 1 4 6 7 t Mixed
Power chord
Power chord on E.
About this sound Play  2 0 7 Indeterminate
Psalms chord
Psalms chord on E.
About this sound Play  3 0 3 7 Minor
Quartal chord
Secondary dominant
V of V in C, four-part harmony.
About this sound Play  3 0 4 7 Major
Secondary leading-tone chord
Secondary leading-tone chord.
About this sound Play  3 0 3 6 Diminished
Secondary supertonic chord
Secondary supertonic chord.
About this sound Play  3 0 3 7 Minor
Seven six chord[15]
C7/6 or C7,6 chord.[16]
About this sound Play  5 0 4 7 9 t Major
Seventh chord 4
Seventh flat nine chord[17]
Seventh flat nine chord on C.
About this sound Play  5 0 4 7 t 1 Major
Seventh suspension four chord[18]
Seventh suspension four chord on C.
About this sound Play  4 0 5 7 t Suspended
Sixth ninth chord ("6 add 9"[11] Nine six[19])
C6add9 chord.
About this sound Play  5 0 4 7 9 2 Major
Suspended chord
Sus4 chord on C.
About this sound Play  3 0 5 7 Indeterminate
Subdominant
Tonic and subdominant in C.
About this sound Play  3 0 4 7 Major
Subdominant parallel
Subdominant and subdominant parallel in C major.
About this sound Play  3 0 3 7 Minor
Submediant
Tonic and submediant in C.
About this sound Play  3 0 3 7 Minor
Subtonic
Tonic and subtonic in C.
About this sound Play  3 0 4 7 Major
Supertonic
Tonic and supertonic in C.
About this sound Play  3 0 3 7 Minor
So What chord
So What chord on E.
About this sound Play  5 0 5 t 3 7 Bitonal
Thirteenth chord 7
Thirteenth flat ninth chord[11]
Thirteenth flat nine chord.[20][21][22][23][24]
About this sound Play  6 0 4 7 t 1 x 9 Major
Thirteenth flat ninth flat fifth chord[11]
Thirteenth flat ninth flat fifth chord on C.
About this sound Play  6 0 4 6 t 1 x 9 M3+d5
Tonic counter parallel
Tonic and tonic counter parallel in C major.
About this sound Play  3 0 3 7 Minor
Tonic (music)
Tonic (I) in ii-V-I turnaround on C, found at the end of the circle progression.
About this sound Play  3 0 4 7 Major
Tonic parallel
Tonic and tonic parallel in C major.
About this sound Play  3 0 3 7 Minor
Tristan chord
Tristan chord: half-diminished seventh chord.
About this sound Play  4 0 3 6 t Predominant
Viennese trichord
Viennese trichord.
About this sound Play  3 0 1 6 or 0 6 7 Atonal

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

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  2. ^ a b Munro, Doug (2002). Jazz Guitar: Bebop and Beyond, p.39. ISBN 978-0-7579-8281-1.
  3. ^ Pearse (1977), p.19.
  4. ^ Pearse (1977), p.17.
  5. ^ Benward & Saker (2009). Music in Theory and Practice: Volume II, p.179. Eighth Edition. ISBN 978-0-07-310188-0.
  6. ^ Pearse (1977), p.25.
  7. ^ Pearse (1977), p.32.
  8. ^ Isacoff, Stuart (1987). The 20-Minute Chords & Harmony Workout, p.111. ISBN 978-0-943748-41-2.
  9. ^ Juergensen, Chris (2006). The Infinite Guitar, p.50. ISBN 1-4116-9007-9.
  10. ^ Pearse (1977), p.23.
  11. ^ a b c d e f Bay, William (10 April 1971). Encyclopedia of guitar chords. Mel Bay Publications. p. 2. ISBN 978-0-87166-664-2. Retrieved 27 May 2011. 
  12. ^ Pearse (1977), p.27.
  13. ^ Pearse (1977), p.28.
  14. ^ Konowitz, Bert (1999). Chords Complete: Book & CD, p.174. ISBN 978-0-7390-0060-1.
  15. ^ Pearse (1977), p.34.
  16. ^ Kroepel, Bob (1993). Deluxe Encyclopedia of Piano Chords, p.19. ISBN 978-0-87166-579-9.
  17. ^ Pearse (1977), p.21.
  18. ^ Pearse (1977), p.24
  19. ^ Pearse (1977), p.35.
  20. ^ Ron Manus, L. C. Harnsberger (2007). Alfred's Max Tab Guitar Complete, p.97. ISBN 978-0-7390-4584-8.
  21. ^ Mazer, Susan (2007). Guitar for the Absolute Beginner, Complete, p.77. ISBN 978-0-7390-4670-8.
  22. ^ Ciravolo, Tish (2007). Girl's Guitar Method Complete, p.85. ISBN 978-0-7390-4556-5.
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  24. ^ Pearse (1977), p.33.