Asked • 06/29/19

is there a name in music when the melody changes the chord name or function?

I notice in some chords the melody actually starts on a note that is not in the chord itself. For example, a song in C major, the song might start on the C chord but the melody on the D (9th). Is there a name for this? Is it the composers intention to change the C chord into a Cadd9? Is there a name for this in music?

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Scott S. answered • 07/22/19

Professional Songwriter/Producer in LA

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