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    Default The Mu chord. Yes or No?

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    ..most wonderful thing to come out of the colonies since sliced bread!

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    Is that the one dogs can hear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogen View Post
    Is that the one dogs can hear?
    Sounds more like something cows could hear.
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    I'm a big fan of the Dan.

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    ^^
    As am I. The minuet you have danced is too recherché, please grease the cat's anus.
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    Major with an added ninth and that nice major second interval? Sounds good to me.

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    Fancy name for an added tone chord.

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    Glazunov uses this chord to wonderful effect. He even uses it in a cadence pattern that finishes the first movement of his 4th Symphony. Otherwise, he often does the other inversion which supposedly isn't "Mu" anymore but is just a dominant chord with lots of passing notes (V7/9/11 essentially).

    To be super picky, it's the chord right at 14:38 of this track, i.e. the pentultimate chord of the whole piece:


    If you were to just hold out that chord at 14:38 indefinitely, to just revel in its pleasantness, I'd be fine with that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Huilunsoittaja View Post

    If you were to just hold out that chord at 14:38 indefinitely, to just revel in its pleasantness, I'd be fine with that.
    Wow, I love that symphony. To think I've been reveling in mu is even better.

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    In jazz, we play major chords with a second added quite often only I've never heard anyone call it a mu chord. I've always heard it called a passing second and so that's how I refer to it.
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    And wouldn't that be pronounced a "myu" chord rather than a "moo" chord?
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    Wikipedia says it's signified sometimes by the Greek letter "μ" (mu), which can be pronounced either way.
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    One of the most common chords in all of pop music is a mu chord - the Cadd9.

    I can think of so many songs that use some variation of the D-Cadd9-G progression.

    A Cadd9 played with D and G in this way is easier to play on guitar than a regular C major.

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