Chord Basics (page 2 of 3)
And each of the other chord members has a name, too. The note that forms a third with the root, is called the third of the chord.
But maybe you're thinking, "Wait a minute. You said that a third was an interval—a two-note combination. Now you’re saying it’s a single note?!"
Well, we use the same word for two separate, but related, things. A third is an interval, and it’s also the name we give to one particular chord member.And the remaining note of our chord we call a fifth, because it forms a fifth with the root.