book

 

 

Learn English  
 

Blue Level

 
 

Red Level

 
 

Yellow Level

 
 

Green Level

 
 

Purple Level

 
 

Orange Level

 
 

Violet Level

 
 

Video Lessons

 
 

Links

 
 

American Speech

 
 

Chat

 
 

How to Learn

 
 

Vocabulary

 
 

U.S. Citizenship

 
 

Reading

 

 

 

 


 

chord

 

In this Word of the Day exercise, you'll learn a vocabulary word that is related to music. A chord, is a sound produced by putting individual notes together. There are usually three or more notes in a chord.

A "C" chord is made up of three notes: A "C," an "E" and a "G."

  • It's important to learn how to play chords when learning how to play the piano or play a guitar.
  • A G chord is very common in music.
  • Many rock'n'roll songs are played with just three or four chords.
  • The C chord, the F chord, and the G chord go well together.
  • Harmony results when chords go well together.

many playing guitar

He's playing a chord on a guitar.

The word "chord" is also found in these common expressions:

  • The minister's sermon really struck a chord with the congregation. (strike a chord/struck a chord = to feel a strong sense of understanding or recognition)
  • Her speech struck the right chord with the audience. (The speech matched or met the expectations of a group of people)

Click here to learn more words.

 

January 3, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

© 2018 Learn American English Online. All rights reserved.