Chord Identification

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murrow
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Chord Identification

Postby murrow » Aug 21, 2013 7:53 am

I am working through the "Chord Identification" and can't help that think they are some "melodic arpeggios" of famous songs that use certain arpeggios in a memorable phrase. "Kumbya" would be a good example of an ascending major arpeggio. I know there must be several examples of other acending and descending arpeggios (minor, major(b5), augmented) and feel this could be helpful in the same way we use popular tunes to help with intervals. I would be curious to hear what anyone who reads this thinks of this approach even if you have no examples to share.

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Re: Chord Identification

Postby murrow » Aug 21, 2013 8:07 am

Major Descending- Star Spangled Banner

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Re: Chord Identification

Postby Arpeggio » Dec 17, 2013 6:54 am

The beginning chord "Riding Along In My Automobile - Chuck Berry" sounds like an augmented chord, I might be wrong.

The South Park Theme tune is made either of b5 dyad (2 note) chords or diminished chords that are shifted up and down by b3rds.

sus2 and sus4 are "religion chords" (used a lot in worship songs I think) and are used between major chords on the song for the part of the little Nicky film when he visits heaven, lol.

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Re: Chord Identification

Postby rzaytsev » May 28, 2019 10:51 pm

Wikipedia has some good examples for augmented chord (personally I found "Oh, Darling!" helpful). But I didn't find a good example for diminished.
Also are there any examples to distinguish inversions?

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Re: Chord Identification

Postby Irene » Jun 13, 2019 2:10 am

murrow wrote:
> Major Descending- Star Spangled Banner

Good example of a Major Descending Arpeggio.


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