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Chord types


Double-click on a chord you want to change. The chord selector will open offering two layouts: standard and extended. The standard layout:
Chord types
Click on a musical note to set the chord root. Click on the "maj","m","+", etc. buttons to change the chord type. The standard chord selector lets you choose from the following chord types:

maj

major

m

minor

+

augmented

o

diminished

M7

major seventh

7

dominant seventh

m7

minor seventh

+7

augmented seventh (7#5)

7

half-diminished seventh (m7b5)

o7

diminished seventh

6

major sixth

m6

minor sixth

sus

suspended fourth (sus4)

2

major second

m2

minor second

sus2

suspended second

5

power chord


If the chord selector is open, a single click on any chord is enough to select that chord for editing. To quit chord edit mode, simply click in an empty area.

If you click on the Toggle extended chord selector symbol (in the top-right corner of the chord selector), the extended layout will be presented:
Chord types in extended chord selector for more complex harmonies, advanced chord progressions (e.g. jazz music)
The extended chord selector lets you specify more complex harmonies, more advanced chord progressions (e.g. for jazz music) by adding the following chord types:

6sus

suspended sixth

7sus

suspended seventh

mM7

minor major seventh

7b5

dominant seventh flat five

7b9

dominant seventh flat ninth

7#9

dominant seventh sharp ninth

7alt

altered dominant seventh (7#5#9)

9

dominant ninth

m9

minor ninth

M9

major ninth

9sus

suspended ninth

+9

augmented ninth (9#5)

9b5

dominant ninth flat five

69

major sixth ninth (6add9)

m69

minor sixth ninth (m6add9)

m11

minor eleventh

13

dominant thirteenth

m13

minor thirteenth

M13

major thirteenth


In addition to the above chord types, ChordPulse lets you modify the chord inversion, define slash chords (independent bass notes) and specify various chord voicing options. Chord inversions and slash chords will be discussed in the next sections, for more details about chord voicing, see section "Play menu" / "Chord Voicing...".

Please note that some music styles may contain notes that are not included in a specific chord type, for example, Blues styles may add extra notes. Also, music styles may contain less notes than defined by the chord type (typically power chords are played in some of the Rock styles).


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