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Old 01-06-2013, 03:38 PM   #1
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Identify this chord please.

The formula is root, 3rd, 4th, 8th

I was gonna write sus4 at first but then I remembered that there couldn't be a 3rd in a sus4 chord.

Could this be considered an add4 chord without the 5th?
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:54 PM   #2
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Yes, it's and Add 4 without the 5th.
The fifth isn't really needed in chords with a 3rd and/or seventh.
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:57 PM   #3
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All depends on the key, where it falls, and where it goes to

I would label it has a
Maj7omit3

But, I used the 4th as a root note
example: if you said G B C G
I changed it to C G B

But, it could be any number of things
(With using notes from above) it also could be like you said:
G maj add 4
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:25 PM   #4
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Yes, it's and Add 4 without the 5th.
The fifth isn't really needed in chords with a 3rd and/or seventh.


Thanks for the help bud I really appreciate it.

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All depends on the key, where it falls, and where it goes to

I would label it has a
Maj7omit3

But, I used the 4th as a root note
example: if you said G B C G
I changed it to C G B

But, it could be any number of things
(With using notes from above) it also could be like you said:
G maj add 4



I understand what you did with the inversion but could go a little more in depth on how the context of the chord affects the name?

If it helps the key is in E minor. The notes are D F# G D surrounded by 1 bar of Cmaj9 in 4/4 on the left and another bar of Bm6 on the right

Also one more question. If I were notating this as a chord symbol is it necessary to include the "no fifth?"

Right now I'm writing this in Sibelius and I have it labeled as a Dadd4.

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Old 01-06-2013, 04:30 PM   #5
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^ Yes Dadd4
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:50 PM   #6
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Also one more question. If I were notating this as a chord symbol is it necessary to include the "no fifth?"

It's up to you. If the music is going to be for another musician to interpret, and you want the sound of the chord to be very specific, you may want to emphasize that there's no 5th.

But if you have the voicing written in notation, then whoever is reading it will (should) have the knowledge to come up with a voicing such as:
Code:
- -3 -0 -4 -5 -


without the need of having to read "Dadd4(no5th)"
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:42 PM   #7
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Gmaj7/D

add4 is not even correct terminology.
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:26 PM   #8
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Gmaj7/D

add4 is not even correct terminology.
Yeah this is what I'd say.

The presence of the 4th and the lack of a 5th doesn't help the case for a D major chord.
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:28 AM   #9
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Gmaj7/D

add4 is not even correct terminology.


Haha. This.
I never saw anyone except guitarists use add2 or add4.

People really should learn that chords are formed by stacking thirds.
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