Polychords

Polychords are chords constructed from two or more separate chords. Composers and improvisers use polychords as a resource for rich and complex sounds in their music. Polychords frequently occur in jazz and modern classical music.


Examples of Polychords:


C Major/E-flat Major:


D Major/B-flat minor:



C Augmented/G7 Augmented:


C Major/F-sharp Major Polychord - "Petrushka Chord":This chord was used by composer Igor Stravinsky in his ballet Petrushka.



Polychord Video:

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