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#41
Quote by Sleepy__Head
Oh yeah?!!

My teacher says two.

And my teacher is bigger than your teacher and will whup his ass.
If your teacher believes that two notes make a chord, then the only thing getting a whupping, is your wallet....
#42
A 2-note chord is a dyad.

Yes, 2 notes sounding together are more commonly called intervals and I appreciate it's not a popular opinion on this forum, but regardless of the popularity of the opinion 2 notes sounding together is a chord.

All people who voted for 'only triads and above are chords' deduct 2 house points, please put your coat down a peg and move one desk back.
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oh shut up with that /mu/ bullshit. fidget house shouldn't even be a genre, why in the world would it deserve its own subgenres you twat
#43
but a chord is 3 notes sounding together lol
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#45
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Now, THAT'S a cord. You cunts.


uhmm no that is a atonal semi-diodic trioharmonic diminished augmented 7th cord gees man wtf is wrong you?
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#46
guys should i get an 8 string guitar or a 7 string bass what do i do
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#48
Get a banjolele
But boys will be boys and girls have those eyes
that'll cut you to ribbons, sometimes
and all you can do is just wait by the moon
and bleed if it's what she says you ought to do
#49
Quote by arabmetallion
I'm no theory guy but with heavy distortion I tend to skip the octave as do most metal bands for the most part simply because it can muddy the chord and make it sound uneven. skipping it also makes playing fast power chords riffs much easier and less tensing to play. full powerchords tend to be used for slower sustained riffs at-least from all the tabs I've seen this is pretty typical of guys like hetfield. Maiden and Sabbath are no exception though, they also tend to use 2 note powerchords


This - fast chord changes: easier with two strings, no real audible difference, slow parts sustained chords: fuller sound with three strings.
#50
You can call two notes sounding harmonically a chord and virtually no one but jerk-offs and nublets will get mad at you (outside of a guitar forum, that is). In fact, I'd wager you'd find more sources describing chords as two or more notes than three or more notes. I have no idea where the three note idea comes from as it seems entirely arbitrary.

In any case, strange and irrelevant argument.
#51
Quote by Hydra150
Get a banjolele


i already have a 5 string banjo

and ukes make me ill

but i feel like i'd get more out of an 8 string guitar than a 7 string bass in terms of high end for filling out recordings. but then i'd need an axe-fx. but then i'd have an excuse to get an axe-fx. but then i can't make fun of guitarists so we all lose
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#52
2 notes or 3 notes required to be a chord???

At first it seems to depend on your source...

Minimum 3 notes to make a chord...
Harvard Dictionary of Music
Chord. The simultaneous sounding of three or more tones, two simlutaneous tones usually being designated as an interval.

Music Theory for Dummies
A chord is, quite simply, three or more notes played simultaneously.

Harmony - Walter Piston
The combination of two or more intervals makes a chord.

Music Notation and Terminology - Karl W. Gehrkins
A chord is a combination of several tones sounding together and bearing an harmonic relation to each other.


On the Fence
Oxford Dictionary of Music
Chord. Any simultaneous combination of notes, but usually of not fewer than 3.


Minimum 2 notes required...
New Grove Dictionary of Music
Chord The simultaneous sounding of two or more notes.

Facts on File Dictionary of Music
A group of two or more notes sounded at the same time.

Complete Idiots Guide to Music Theory
A chord is a group of notes played simultaneously rather than sequentially.

So which is it???
Sorry Sleepy_Head, but a chord is actually a minimum of three notes...

...because I said so.
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#53
Quote by 20Tigers

Sorry Sleepy_Head, but a chord is actually a minimum of three notes...

...because I said so.

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Hail killed MT

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#54
Quote by 20Tigers
Sorry Sleepy_Head, but a chord is actually a minimum of three notes...

...because I said so.


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oh shut up with that /mu/ bullshit. fidget house shouldn't even be a genre, why in the world would it deserve its own subgenres you twat
#55
Quote by Sleepy__Head

ftfy
But boys will be boys and girls have those eyes
that'll cut you to ribbons, sometimes
and all you can do is just wait by the moon
and bleed if it's what she says you ought to do
Last edited by Hydra150 at Feb 9, 2013,
#56
Quote by 20Tigers
2 notes or 3 notes required to be a chord???

At first it seems to depend on your source...

Minimum 3 notes to make a chord...


Music Theory for Dummies
A chord is, quite simply, three or more notes played simultaneously.

harmonic relation to each other.

Minimum 2 notes required...

Complete Idiots Guide to Music Theory
A chord is a group of notes played simultaneously rather than sequentially.

So which is it???
Sorry Sleepy_Head, but a chord is actually a minimum of three notes...

...because I said so.
OK, being a "dummy" is nowhere near as severe an mental impairment as being, "a complete idiot".

It follows logically that a "guide for dummies", should be more authoritative, and therefore be given more credence than a, "guide for complete idiots".

So a chord is three or more notes, or two intervals.

Unless somebody comes up with, "The Utter Moron's Guide to Music to Music Theory", to use as a tiebreaker....
Last edited by Captaincranky at Feb 9, 2013,
#57
Quote by Captaincranky
OK, being a "dummy" is nowhere near as severe an mental impairment as being, "a complete idiot".

It follows logically that a "guide for dummies", should be more authoritative, and therefore be given more credence that a, "guide for complete idiots".

So a chord is three or more notes, or two intervals.

Unless somebody wants to use, "The Utter Moron's Guide to Music to Music Theory", as a tiebreaker


wow you are so hard to not hate
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#59
Bollocks to the lot of yer. I'm taking my intervals home.

*huffy*
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oh shut up with that /mu/ bullshit. fidget house shouldn't even be a genre, why in the world would it deserve its own subgenres you twat
#61
Wait, there's an ignore list?
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oh shut up with that /mu/ bullshit. fidget house shouldn't even be a genre, why in the world would it deserve its own subgenres you twat
#62
Hello?
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oh shut up with that /mu/ bullshit. fidget house shouldn't even be a genre, why in the world would it deserve its own subgenres you twat
#64
Quote by Sleepy__Head
Bollocks to the lot of yer. I'm taking my intervals home.

*huffy*
Just be careful you don't get them caught in your zipper on the way.
#66
It's just a matter of tone. Just playing the root and the 5th and leaving out the octave makes your tone a little darker.

The same works for where you play a chord on the neck too. For example, you might see a lot of metal bands play a C# power chord on the 9th fret of the 6th string instead of the 4th fret on the A string. They are they exactly the same notes but the low E-based chords often sound a bit darker which some bands prefer. Others go for the brighter tones so they might prefer adding the octave/
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#67
Quote by Hail

An underrated Disney movie, that one....massively underrated...ignore the chessy opening musical number...then sit back for a way cool movie....

"Or...to save on postage...I could poison him with THIS!"
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It's the same as all other harmony. Surround yourself with skulls and candles if it helps.
#68
Quote by 91RG350

"Or...to save on postage...I could poison him with THIS!"


It was so well written!

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Now I feel inferior with my RG.

Oh god and there's an 87 S540 used here.

OMG. I hate you bro.

I'm going to have all these cool guitars and play them through my mg. because of you.

OT: Listen to the mods.
#69
Personally, I play three-voiced powerchords with the root on the E-string, two-voiced with the root on the A-string and sometimes I add the low fifth to the A-string-voicing...
I just evade using my *flatwound* strings (GBE) for powerchord fundaments because the difference in brightness between a powerchord that uses the G and higher strings to one that does not is pretty...noticeable actually.
In other words, powerchords keep confined to the low three strings and fill them out
Fun thing is that you get a little bit of voice leading done by switching inbetween different shapes instead of going parallel movement all the time...

Though in riffs, always 2-voiced because it's much easier to change frets quickly.

...so yeah, it's all preference and situationalism.
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