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Chords Leve l 2
Bandwa gon Mu s i c S t ud i o s
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A SHAPE TYPES.
When describing chords there are two things
to consider -
The ALPHABET NAME which refers to both
the natural and accidental names of the musical
alphabet e.g.. A, B, C, D, Db or D#, etc.
The TYPE which refers to the sound of the
chord e.g. major, minor or seventh etc.
Therefore all chords will have a two part name
e.g.. D major, D minor or D7; Db major, Db
minor or Db7; D# major, D# minor or D#7. We
rarely see the type major written though, so all
majors are written with just their alphabet
name and the major type is taken as being
there.
Remember that these are voicings and can
move to any fret to give any alphabet name,
just as the major voicing does.