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We have seen before how the intervals may be created by dividing the string. By putting the finger at:
We will now leave the discussion around just intonation and acknowledge the fact that if you want to play modern music and use chords, the tempered scale is a really good compromise.
The fact that the tempered third is a little untuned with relation to the epimoric ((n+1)/n=5/4) third, may actually be an advantage. The hovering produced will make the third sound more interesting and fresh according to some people For the same reason the fifth is often omitted when playing a chord. It is considered to be too dull.
According to modern western theory Chords are built by stacking thirds.
Major chords start with a major third. Minor chords start with a minor third.
The most common chords are: The Tonic, which is based on the root note. The subdominant, based on the fourth, and the dominant based on the fifth.
The chords of a major scaleTraditional way of defining
Modern chord definition
A more practical way of remembering the chords is by defining them according
to their position in the scale. I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII (using roman
The chords of the minor scale
Minor scales are complicated because there are three different minor scales-.