Chord may refer to:

  • Chord (music), an aggregate of musical pitches sounded simultaneously.
    • Chord (guitar) a chord played on a guitar, which has a particular tuning.
  • Chord (geometry), a line segment joining two points on a curve
  • Chord (astronomy), a line crossing a foreground astronomical object during an occultation which gives an indication of the objects size and/or shape
  • Chord (graph theory), an edge joining two not-adjacent nodes in a cycle
  • Chord (truss construction), an outside member of a truss, as opposed to the inner "webbed members"
  • Chord (aircraft), the distance between the front and back of a wing, measured in the direction of the normal airflow. The term chord was selected due to the curved nature of the wing's surface.
  • Chord (peer-to-peer), a peer-to-peer protocol and algorithm for distributed hash tables (DHT)
  • Chord (concurrency), a concurrency construct in some object-oriented programming languages
  • Chord (comics), a comic book character who is the former mentor of the New Warriors
  • Chord (software), free software useful for creating staffless lead sheets
  • Chord Overstreet, American actor and musician
  • Chord. (business), a Japanese office name

Chord may also refer to:

  • Mouse chording or a chorded keyboard, where multiple buttons are held down simultaneously to produce a specific action

The Chords may refer to:

  • The Chords, 1970s British mod revival band
  • The Chords (U.S.), 1950s American doo wop group

Chords may refer to:

  • Chords (artist), a Swedish hiphop/reggae artist

Other articles related to "chord":

Spiral Array Model - Equations
... The major chord CM is represented by The weights "w" effect how close the center of effect are to the fundamental, major third, and perfect fifth of the chord ... relative values of these weights, the spiral array model effects how "close" the resulting chord is to the three constituent pitches ... is given the greatest weight in identifying the chord (w1), followed by the fifth (w2), followed by the third (w3) ...
... is placed on a weak beat, for instance when a 7th-chord is placed on the second beat of 3/4 measure or a dominant is placed at the fourth beat of a 4/4 measure ... A hemiola can also be seen as one straight measure in 3 with one long chord and one short chord and a syncope in the measure thereafter, with one short chord and one ... ≥
Symphony No. 5 (Simpson) - Composition
... The work is dominated by a six-note chord, spread out over five octaves ... which is the tonal flavour of what may be referred to as The Chord ... cut off at the point where the second subject would reappear – here The Chord is revealed, in exactly the same sound that opened the symphony, ppp in the strings ...
Chord Bible
... Chord Bible is the generic name given to a variety of musical theory publications featuring a large number of chord windows or chordboxes ... With the chord bible, the format only tends to apply to fretted or keyboard instruments where a clear diagram can be illustrated to show the musician where to place his or her fingers on the fingerboard ... Allied publications will alternatively be labelled chord dictionaries or chord encyclopaedias, but are essentially laid out in a similar way, albeit in a sometimes truncated ...

Famous quotes containing the word chord:

    Give me the keys. I feel for the common chord again,
    Sliding by semi-tones till I sink to a minor,—yes,
    And I blunt it into a ninth, and I stand on alien ground,
    Surveying a while the heights I rolled from into the deep;
    Which, hark, I have dared and done, for my resting-place is found,
    The C Major of this life: so, now I will try to sleep.
    Robert Browning (1812–1889)

    The notes, random
    From tuning, wander into the heat
    Like a new insect chirping in the scrub,
    Untired at noon. A chord gathers and spills....
    Philip Larkin (1922–1986)

    Love took up the glass of Time, and turned it in his glowing hands;
    Every moment, lightly shaken, ran itself in golden sands.
    Love took up the harp of Life, and smote on all the chords with
    Smote the chord of Self, that, trembling, passed in music out of sight.
    Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892)