FYI...chords vs cords

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  1. trumpus

    trumpus Supporting Member

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    I am by no means a grammar expert, but for some reason this really irks me!

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    Chords = A combination of three or more pitches sounded simultaneously
    Cords = Insulated flexible electric wires fitted with a plug or plugs.

    I constantly see posts where these two are used interchangably or just plain incorrectly! You would think a bunch of musicians would know the difference!
    [/soapbox]

    Brian
     
  2. Jon Silberman

    Jon Silberman 10Q Jerry & Dickey Gold Supporting Member

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    [amazement]Do you really expect better from people who can't tell "teh" from "the?"[/amazement]

    ;)
     
  3. BluesForDan

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    this should be a sticky. I see it all the time, and it bothers the heck out of me.
     
  4. jhumber

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    "Chords = A combination of three or more pitches sounded simultaneously"

    Surely it's two or more pitches?
     
  5. 6789

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    alot - I see that a lot.
     
  6. KBN

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    Technically speaking, a chord needs to be three notes. Two notes are an interval while three or more notes make a chord.
     
  7. enocaster

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    A huge peeve of mine that I've defined here in the past… to no avail.
    The "teh" is one of the few that doesn't bother - especially if it's on purpose. What does drive me crazy are blatant misspellings in thread titles - why should I bother to contribute to a thread if you obviously don't care about it?
     
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    Um, you missed a spot polishing your guitar...
     
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  10. Structo

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    It depends on which cords you are playing.:BEER
     
  11. trumpus

    trumpus Supporting Member

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    Is this to imply that I'm anal or something because musicians repeatedly misuse common musical/guitar terms? Well, I guess I am then!;)
     
  12. Turnipfarmer

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    i used to have a pair of killer purple cords. I like power cords, err power intervals
     
  13. hudpucker

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    Youse guise are going to make me LOOSE my mind.
     
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  15. trumpus

    trumpus Supporting Member

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    :horse

    The "dead horse" reply has SO been done before! I "dead horse" your "dead horse"

    Brian
     
  16. tele_jas

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    A Power cord.....
     
  17. forestryguy

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    Cord is also a unit of measure of roundwood, esp. pulpwood or firewood. I deal with all three types daily; imagine my confusion!
    Reminds me of a registered forester I once knew who was also a certified dietician. Her motto was she would take care of your fiber needs one way or the other.
     
  18. walterw

    walterw Gold Supporting Member

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    when someone asks me for a "guitar cord" i tell them that i'll sell them a C#m7 for cheap!

    it's a cable, people! a signal cable to be precise, and an unbalanced signal cable to be an a**hole about it. i just call them "guitar cables", and there's never any confusion.
     

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