The fundamental tone of any chord; the tone from whose harmonics, or overtones, a chord is composed.
the letter-name reference note for a chord.
a note within a chord that has the same name
The defining note of a chord
The note of reference for a scale or chord
the fundamental pitch on which a chord is based, from which the chord takes its name, and to which the other tones of the chord are referred to intervallically—the third, seventh, and so on, regardless of their actual intervallic relationship in an actual keyboard voicing. Note that the root is often absent in jazz piano, both in voicings and in r.h. patterns and lines. This avoidance of the obvious is part of the character of jazz.
The 1st note in a scale or chord.
The note a chord is built on.
The lowest note of a chord when it is in its most basic position.
Tonic note of a chord. The lowest note when in root position.
1. The note used to name a chord. Other tones in a chord are specified relative to the root note. 2. The first note in a scale.
the note in a chord that has the same name as the chord (eg C is the root of Cmaj7)
The note upon which a triad or chord is built.
In music the root (basse fondamentale) of a chord is the note or pitch upon which that chord is perceived or labelled as being built or hierarchically centered upon. This feeling of centeredness is aurally perceivable for those who grew up with European music, and its verbal labelling is a basic skill for the musically trained.