|This is the talk page for discussing improvements to the Chords template.
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Please do fiddle with this template if you think it can be improved. I think the whole music theory section could be smartened up dramatically with templates like this since the subject is quite orderly. Andeggs
A problem with this template is that it is confusing chord type (what the intervals are in the chord) and chord function (how the chord is being used in the key). For example, the Neapolitan "Sixth" is actually just a major triad. Altered chords can be many different types of chords (triads, sevenths, etc.); it's how those chords are used in the key (e.g., using notes outside the key signature) that make them altered.
I'm going to try to redo the template to better illuminate this. Feel free to veto me on it, though. --TobyRush 14:28, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
The table uses the term "diatonic", but without adequate explanation. This term, along with "chromatic", is the cause of serious uncertainties at several other Wikipedia articles, and in the broader literature. Some of us thought that both terms needed special coverage, so we started up a new article: Diatonic and chromatic. Why not have a look, and join the discussion? Be ready to have comfortable assumptions challenged! – Noetica♬♩ Talk 01:39, 4 April 2007 (UTC)
Hyacinth (talk) 07:45, 14 July 2008 (UTC)
I took an introductory guitar course at university and the instructor tought us that there was a "named chord" (like the Hendrix chord) called the "James Bond" chord. I can't remember which chord it is, but it should be very familiar to anyone who's heard the movie theme. SharkD (talk) 22:15, 12 August 2008 (UTC)
Should a suspended chord be classified as a triad? I mean, it isn't built by stacking thirds... —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 11:23, 24 September 2008 (UTC)
| group4 = Components | list4 = Root (chord) · Bass note · third (music) · fifth (chord)
Shall we add the components of chords to the template, something like the above? Hyacinth (talk) 09:28, 28 April 2010 (UTC)
Should the above be incorporated in this template? 220.127.116.11 (talk) 09:04, 13 May 2010 (UTC)
Should the harmonic seventh chord be included under one of the seventh chords? the harmonic seventh isn't equally tempered...KPUFFERFİSHṪ•Ċ 14:27, 22 June 2010 (UTC)
A passing chord can be either diatonic or chromatic, right? So, shouldn't it be under "Other"? Squandermania (talk) 02:17, 15 December 2018 (UTC)