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  • n. Plural form of chord.

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  • n.


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  • "E meu ru ru a vau," it ran, and that was all of it, sung in a stately, endless, ever-varying chant, accompanied by solemn chords from the ukelele.


  • All three cafe orchestras, especially when they have to play at the same time from their rival tents, they need a guitar something soft, solid, but amplified, thumping out the chords from the back.

    Excerpt: Nocturnes by Kazuo Ishiguro

  • In the fourth section, those rifle-crack chords from the beginning return as sharply accented individual notes, from the string section, the xylophone — and the cello itself; Carter quietly warns against the dangers of an unexamined life.

    Magna Carter (6): This Is Your Life

  • I am trying to get her to teach me the chords from the Captain Nemo thing you always here on Scooby Doo, but again - off topic.

    Dharma, Electricity, and Silence

  • * NOTE* To minimize confusion we call the chords that we play by the position … not the pitch, meaning we call the 7th fret chord "A" when in reality it is actually "A flat"

    All Updates @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com

  • Mr. CHESNUTT: Well, I played - my chords were a lot different.

    In Memoriam: Sweet, Sad Rocker Vic Chesnutt

  • Additionally, as the "impressions" which strike the chords are themselves conceived as both "external and internal" to the lyre, to recall the earlier grouping, the locus of adjustment is itself displaced into an indeterminate rhythmic activity.

    Shelley's Golden Wind: Zen Harmonics in _A Defence of Poetry_ and 'Ode to the WestWind'

  • But the chords were a prelude to one of his own hymns, and he stood entranced as her sweet, childlike voice rose with the very words that he had sung.

    Selected Stories of Bret Harte

  • There's no denying his affections for Basic Channel here, reverently prostrating himself at their altar with the pulsing kicks and wafting dub chords on the A-side.

    Boomkat: Just arrived

  • It's easy to argue that what rock bands and rappers do with some very basic building blocks (it's inevitable that Green Day are going to echo some pre-existing chord changes when they're working with only three chords, which is about two more than, say, Kanye West uses) is more than mere theft.

    Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch


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