Chord Syllabus vers. 1.00

 

The following is a summary of various chords seen in music. No attempt is made on this page to explain what's being said here. Instructions on how to read these things is spelled out in the chords lessons. Link to chords index follows at the bottom of the page. This list is neither exhaustive nor complete. Vers.1.00 contains common chords from the greek, harmonic, melodic, and gypsy scale famalies, as well as some common chords and altered chords. More will be added later. Vers.1.00 is dated Nov. 11, 2003.

3 note chords
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major = 1,3,5
minor (m) = 1,b3,5
diminished (o) = 1,b3,b5
augmented (+) = 1,3,#5
power (5) = 1,5,8(1)
suspended 4th (sus4) = 1,4,5
suspended 2nd (sus2) = 1,2,5
2 = 1,5,9(2)
osus2 = 1,2,b5




4 note chords
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major sixth (6)  = 1,3,5,6
Major seventh (m7) = 1,3,5,7
Dominant seventh (7) = 1,3,5,b7
add 9 = 1,3,5,9
m7 = 1,b3,5,b7
m/maj7 = 1,b3,5,7
m6 = 1,b3,5,6
m add9 = 1,b3,5,9
07(half-diminished 7 = m7-5) = 1,b3,b5,b7
o7(diminished 7) = 1,b3,b5,bb7
7sus2 = 1,2,5,b7
7sus4 = 1,4,5,b7
7#5 = 1,3,#5,b7
7b5 = 1,3,b5,b7
maj7#5 = 1.3,#5,7
mb6 = 1,b3,5,b6
o7sus2 = 1,2,b5,bb7


5 note chords
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9 = 1,3,5,b7,9
maj 9 = 1,3,5,7,9
6/9 = 1,3,5,6,9
7/11 = 1,3,5,b7,11
6/7 = 1,3,5,6,b7
m9 = 1,b3,5,b7,9
m6/9 = 1,b3,5,6,9
m/maj9 = 1,b3,5,7,9
m7/11 = 1,b3,5,b7,11
m7b9 = 1,b3,5,b7,b9
m7b9b5 = 1,b3,b5,b7,b9
6/7 = 1,3,5,6,b7
7/#11 = 1,3,5,b7,#11
7#9 = 1,3,5,b7,#9
7b9 = 1,3,5,b7,b9
9#5 = 1,3,#5,b7,9
9b5 = 1,3,b5,b7,9
7#9#5 = 1,3,#5,b7,#9
7#9b5 = 1,3,b5,b7,#9
7b9#5 = 1,3,#5,b7,b9
7b9b5 = 1,3,b5,b7,b9
maj7#9 = 1,3,5,7,#9
maj9#5 = 1,3,#5,7,9
o7b9 = 1,b3,b5,bb7,b9
m9b5 = 1,b3,b5,b7,b9
maj7b9 = 1,3,5,7,b9
maj7#9#5 = 1,3,#5,7,#9
m6b9 = 1,b3,5,6,b9 = 1,b3,5,bb7,b9 (m/o7b9)
o7b9sus2 = 1,2,b5,bb7,b9



6 note chords
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11 = 1,3,5,b7,9,11
maj11 = 1,3,5,7,9,11
maj9#11 = 1,3,5,7,9,#11
m11 = 1,b3,5,b7,9,11
m11b9b5 = 1,b3,b5,b7,b9,11
m11b9 = 1,b3,5,b7,b9,11
maj11#5 = 1,3,#5,7,9,11
maj7#11#9 = 1,3,5,7,#11,#9
m9#11 = 1,b3,5,b7,9,#11
m/maj11 = 1,b3,5,7,9,11
o7b9b11 = 1,b3,b5,bb7,b9,b11
9#11 = 1,3,5,7,9,#11
m11b5 = 1,b3,b5,b7,9,11
m7b9b11 = 1,b3,5,b7,b9,b11
maj11b9 = 1,b3,5,7,b9,11
m/maj9#11 = 1,b3,5,7,9,#11
maj11#9#5 = 1,3,#5,7,#9,11
m/o7b11b9 = 1,b3,b5,bb7,b9,b11
011b9sus2 = 1,2,b5,bb7,b9,11
11#9 = 1,3,5,b7,#9,11
11b9 = 1,3,5,b7,b9,11
11#5 = 1,3,#5,b7,9,11
11b5 = 1,3,b5,b7,9,11
11#9#5 = 1,3,#5,b7,#9,11
11#9b5 = 1,3,b5,b7,#9,11
11b9#5 = 1,3,#5,b7,b9,11
11b9b5 = 1,3,b5,b7,b9,11



7 NOTE CHORDS
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13 = 1,3,5,b7,9,11,13
m13 = 1,b3,5,b7,9,11,13
maj 13 = 1,3,5,7,9,11,13
maj13#11 = 1,3,5,7,9,#11,13 
m11b13 = 1,b3,5,b7,9,11,b13
m11b13b9 = 1,b3,5,b7,b9,11,b13
m11b13b9b5 = 1,b3,b5,b7,b9,11,b13
maj13#5 = 1,3,#5,7,9,11,13
m13#11 = 1,b3,5,b7,9,#11,13
11b9b13 = 1,3,5,b7,b9,11,b13
maj13#9#11 = 1,3,5,7,#9,#11,13
m/maj11b13 = 1,b3,5,7,9,11,b13
m13b9b5 = 1,b3,b5,b7,b9,11,13
o7b9b11b13 = 1,b3,b5,bb7,9,b11,b13
maj13#11#5 = 1,3,#5,7,9,#11,13
13#11 = 1,3,5,b7,9,#11,13
11b13 = 1,3,5,b7,9,11,b13
m7b9b5b11b13 = 1,b3,5,b7,b9,b11,b13
m11b13b5 = 1,b3,b5,b7,9,11,b13
m/maj13 = 1,b3,5,7,9,11,13
m13b9 = 1,b3,5,b7,b9,11,13
maj13#9#5 = 1,3,#5,7,#9,11,13
maj11b9b13 = 1,3,5,7,b9,11,b13
maj13#9#11 = 1,3,5,7,#9,#11,13
m/maj9#11b13 = 1,b3,5,7,9,#11,b13
m13b9b5 = 1,b3,b5,b7,b9,11,13
o7/11b9b13sus2 = 1,2,b5,bb7,9,11,b13
m/o7b9b11b13 = 1,b3,5,bb7,9,b11,b13





STANDARD TUNING (EADGBE)
E-I-F-|F#/Gb|-G-|G#/Ab|-A-|A#/Bb|-B-|-C-|C#/Db|-D-|D#/Eb|-E-|
B-I-C-|C#/Db|-D-|D#/Eb|-E-|-F-|F#/Gb|-G-|G#/Ab|-A-|A#/Bb|-B-|
G-IG#/Ab|-A-|A#/Bb|-B-|-C-|C#/Db|-D-|D#/Eb|-E-|-F-|F#/Gb|-G-|
D-ID#/Eb|-E-|-F-|F#/Gb|-G-|G#/Ab|-A-|A#/Bb|-B-|-C-|C#/Db|-D-|
A-IA#/Bb|-B-|-C-|C#/Db|-D-|D#/Eb|-E-|-F-|F#/Gb|-G-|G#/Ab|-A-|
E-I-F-|F#/Gb|-G-|G#/Ab|-A-|A#/Bb|-B-|-C-|C#/Db|-D-|D#/Eb|-E-|
0  1      2   3     4   5    6    7   8     9   10   11   12


in F this becomes
7|-1|b2|-2|b3|-3|-4|b5|-5|b6|-6|b7|-7|
T|-5|b6|-6|b7|-7|-1|b2|-2|b3|-3|-4|b5|
2|b3|-3|-4|b5|-5|b6|-6|b7|-7|-1|b2|-2|
6|b7|-7|-1|b2|-2|b3|-3|-4|b5|-5|b6|-6|
3|-4|b5|-5|b6|-6|b7|-7|-1|b2|-2|b3|-3|
7|-1|b2|-2|b3|-3|-4|b5|-5|b6|-6|b7|-7|
0  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11 12


E shape (root notes on the 6th, 4th, and 1st strings)
-7|-1|b2|-2|b3|
b5|-5|b6|-6|b7|
-2|b3|-3|-4|b5|
-6|b7|-7|-1|b2|
-3|-4|b5|-5|b6|
-7|-1|b2|-2|b3|
0   1  2  3  4


D shape (root notes on 4th and 2nd strings)
|b2|-2|b3|-3|-4|b5|
|b6|-6|b7|-7|-1|b2|
|-3|-4|b5|-5|b6|-6|
|-7|-1|b2|-2|b3|-3|
|b5|-5|b6|-6|b7|-7|
|b2|-2|b3|-3|-4|b5|
 2  3  4  5  6  7

C shape (root notes on 1st and 3rd strings)
|-3|-4|b5|-5|b6|
|-7|-1|b2|-2|b3|
|-5|b6|-6|b7|-7|
|-2|b3|-3|-4|b5|
|-6|b7|-7|-1|b2|
|-3|-4|b5|-5|b6|
  5  6  7  8  9 

A shape (root notes on 5th and 3rd strings)
|b5|-5|b6|-6|b7|-7|
|b2|-2|b3|-3|-4|b5|
|-6|b7|-7|-1|b2|-2|
|-3|-4|b5|-5|b6|-6|
|-7|-1|b2|-2|b3|-3|
|b5|-5|b6|-6|b7|-7|
  7  8  9 10 11 12

G shape (root notes on 6th, 3rd, and 1st strings)
|b6|-6|b7|-7|-1|b2|
|b3|-3|-4|b5|-5|b6|
|-7|-1|b2|-2|b3|-3|
|b5|-5|b6|-6|b7|-7|
|b2|-2|b3|-3|-4|b5|
|b6|-6|b7|-7|-1|b2|
  9 10 11 12 13 14 

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