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concord / concordance / concordant

[Joe Monzo]

The blending or fusing of the two notes in an interval or the many notes in a chord into a sound that seems to be 'at rest'.

It is one pole of the continuum of musical accordance, the other pole being that of discordance.

A conglomeration of pitches can be said to be a concord based strictly on psychoacoustic phenomena, and regardless of any use of that particular conglomeration in a musical context. For the latter, see sonance.

The term is also important in the concept of "tuning by concords", which see.

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