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How many notes can be in a chord?

While only two notes are needed for a chord, most chords will have at least three. Three note chords are also called triads.

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Furthermore, can a chord have 2 notes?

2 note chords are called partial chords. For example C and E are notes in both the C Major (CEG) and A Minor (ACE) triads. CE is a partial chord with no name. A special case of this is so called '5' chords which do have a name.

Subsequently, question is, what 3 notes make up an A chord? In tonal Western classical music (music with a tonic key or "home key"), the most frequently encountered chords are triads, so called because they consist of three distinct notes: the root note, and intervals of a third and a fifth above the root note.

Also question is, what are the notes in a chord?

The A Major chord, which forms the root of the A major scale, is made up of the notes A, C#, and E— the first, third, and fifth notes of the key of A. On the guitar, using this basic A chord position, these notes arrive in this order: E, A, E, A, C#, and E.

Is a dyad a chord?

A dyad is a pair of pitches sounding together (in other words, a two-note chord). Since a dyad is defined by the interval between the two pitches, dyads are often simply called intervals.

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