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  • a  relating to or consisting of or emphasizing chords
    chordal assonance in modern music
    chordal rather than contrapuntal music

  • He also wrote a little work for piano called Vexationsan 80-second chordal theme of only 180 notes in 52 beats.
  • Instead, it sustained for page after page a single chordal theme, varied only with starkly primitive rhythm in the orchestra and percussion-punctuated declamation by the singers.
  • A frustrated orchestral composer, he favored great chordal eruptions of thick, textured sound.

  • Henry Threadgill in NPR
    It's not chordal-based,Threadgill says. "It's contrapuntal music - everyone is playing these different little melodies and phrases, you know. Harmony happens, but the harmony is incidental to the counterpoint chatter."
  • Reggie Workman in All About Jazz
    Workman says Allen's "tasteful and intellectual approach" made her the most logical choice for a "musical conversation with a chordal instrumentalist who also has a unique approach to improvisation and composition. Being deeply rooted in a...
  • Lee Konitz in San Jose Mercury News
    That trio situation without a chordal instrument allows me to stretch out a little more,Konitz said from his apartment in New York City. "Performing with just bass and drums is a special situation. I let myself play a"

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