Definition of Common chord

1. Noun. A three-note major or minor chord; a note and its third and fifth tones.

Exact synonyms: Triad
Generic synonyms: Chord

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common chord (current term)
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Literary usage of Common chord

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Treatise on Conic Sections: Containing an Account of Some of the Most by George Salmon (1904)
"Let the equation of one be 8=0, and of the common chord L = 0, then the equations of the other two are of the form S+LM=0 ..."

2. Analytic Geometry by Wallace Alvin Wilson, Joshua Irving Tracey (1915)
"common chord of Two Circles. — To find the common chord of two circles we may solve the equations simultaneously, to get the points of intersection, ..."

3. The Gentleman's Magazine (1815)
"... play the common chord of the fourth above; for a chord of the 6th, play the common chord of the 3d below; for a chord of the 7th, ..."

4. Harmony Book for Beginners: A Text Book and Writing Book for the First Year by Preston Ware Orem (1916)
"We have learned to build up and to recognize the common chord, the backbone of all musical construction, and now we must begin to learn the use of it. ..."

5. An Introduction to the Ancient and Modern Geometry of Conics: Being a by Charles Taylor (1881)
"2 that the chord PQ and the tangent at P are equally inclined to the axis ; that is to say, the common chord of a conic and its circle of curvature at any ..."

6. The Dulcimer: Or The New York Collection of Sacred Music. Constituting a by I B Woodbury (1850)
"The common chord of any letter consists of Its third and fifth, ... When there are no figure* under the bate the common chord mat be played. ..."

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