Thursday, August 03, 2006

Where's the augmented chord?

I was trying to do the music theory assignment. One of the questions required me to identify an augmented chord from an extract that was given. I have been trying to find the augmented chord at different sittings for the past few days, but I have yet to find it!

I wonder why? I have been systematically searching for the augmented chord bar by bar, but it remains unfound.

How does one train oneself to recognise an augmented chord easily?

Anyway, I decided to stop my attempt of identifying the augmented chord. I later went to attempt a question on melody writing. I am no aspiring composer, but I hope to write a decent of melody nevertheless.


Waterfall said...

Is it maybe disguised as a jump from one note to another (i.e., not played as a single chord)? Look for accidentals--they're a sure sign that something's been augmented or diminished.

Usually the augmented chord will sound dissonant in comparison with the other chords. Of course, with our 21st-century ears, "dissonant" is a relative term.

Good luck!

Waterfall said...

Also--is there a chance that there is a misprint?

oceanskies79 said...

Hi Waterfall, I have found the augmented chord! Thanks.