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Chord is a sound of 3 or more notes simultaneously. There are many different chords: triads (5th chords) forming on 1st. 3rd. and 5th scale degree, 6th chords, 7th chords, 9th chords, 11th chords, 13th…

Styles – Swing, Bossa nova, Funk

There are many style signs commonly used in classical music like Adagio, Andante, Alegro Moderato, Presto,... but here I’m focusing on some special Jazz music style signs like - swing, bossa nova and funk.

How did I get into jazz?

In my youth, I listened to pop and rock songs. They were nice and simple, and often didn’t have more than 3-4 chords – that was enough for me then.