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Late Works Of Franz Liszt - Technique - Chord Structure
... Liszt became a pioneer in building new chords ... Few composers seemed to question whether chords built by other means were possible ... One advance Liszt made was the use of minor and major chords struck together, a device he used in works such as the Czárdás obstinée ...
All Fourths
... In all guitar tunings, the higher-octave version of a chord can be found by translating a chord by twelve frets higher along the fretboard ... In every regular tuning, for example in all-fourths tuning, chords and intervals can be moved also diagonally ... For all-fourths tuning, all twelve major chords (in the first or open positions) are generated by two chords, the open F major chord and the D major chord ...
Sequenza IV
... The opening chords present all the pitch materials of the piece ... They are of two kinds (1) "resonant" chords made by superposing two major, minor, augmented, diminished triads (sometimes with an added seventh or ninth), to form basically "harmonic" structures, and (2) "ant ... These chords are progressively horizontalised, creating "a syntactic flux between structurally opposite and intermediate constituents" (MacKay 1988, 223) ...
Synthetic Chord
... In music theory and harmonic analysis, a synthetic chord is a made-up or non-traditional (synthetic) chord (collection of pitches) which cannot be analyzed in terms of traditional harmonic structures, such ... —Sitsky (1994), However, synthetic chords originated not with Roslavets but with musicologist Sabaneev and his study of composer Scriabin's Prometheus published in 1910 ... See Mystic chord ...
Cyrill Demian - The Accordion Assembly
... fixed below, even an amateur of music can play the loveliest and most moving chords of 3, 4 and 5 voices with very little practice. 3rd - Each claves or key of this instrument allows two different chords to be heard, as many keys are fixed to it, double as many chords can be heard, pulling the. 4th - As this instrument can be made with 4, 5 and 6 or even more claves, with chords arranged in alphabetical order, many well known arias, melodies and marches, etc ...

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