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Chords and Harmony

Chords and Harmony

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(3.3)  Intervals and Degrees

Every musical chord is made up of a set of notes played together, based on a pattern of intervals from the root note of the chord.  We will see how this works in the next topic.

The intervals in a chord are referred to with the special term degrees.  Degrees names are very similar to interval names, but use a more convenient shorthand notation.

Listed below are the symbols and names of the degrees, and their equivalent interval names and sizes (in semitones).

 

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