Tune vs Chord - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between tune and chord
is that tune
is a melody while chord
)(music) in music, a combination of any three or more notes sounded simultaneously.
As verbs the difference between tune and chord
is that tune
is to modify a musical instrument so that it produces the correct pitches while chord
is to write chords for.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
A song, or short musical composition.
(informal) The act of tuning or maintenance.
The state or condition of being correctly tuned.
- Your engine needs a good tune .
- Your engine is now in tune .
(UK, slang) A very good song.
- This piano is not in tune .
(obsolete) A sound; a note; a tone.
- You heard the new Rizzle Kicks song? —Mate, that is a tune !
(obsolete) Order; harmony; concord.
* John Locke
- the tune of your voices
- A child will learn three times as much when he is in tune , as when he is dragged unwillingly to [his task].
* change one's tune
* in tune
* out of tune
* to the tune of
* carry a tune
To modify a musical instrument so that it produces the correct pitches.
- to tune a piano or a violin
To adjust a mechanical, electric or electronic device (such as a radio or a car engine) so that it functions optimally.
To make more precise, intense, or effective; to put into a proper state or disposition.
- Tune your harps.
To give tone to; to attune; to adapt in style of music; to make harmonious.
To sing with melody or harmony.
- For now to sorrow must I tune my song.
(South Africa, slang, transitive) To cheek; to be impudent towards.
- Fountains, and ye, that warble, as ye flow, / Melodious murmurs, warbling tune his praise.
- Are you tuning me?
* stay tuned
* tune in
* tune out
* tune up
(senseid)(music) A harmonic set of three or more notes that is heard as if sounding simultaneously.
(geometry) A straight line between two points of a curve.
(engineering) A horizontal member of a truss.
(aeronautics) The distance between the leading and trailing edge of a wing, measured in the direction of the normal airflow.
(computing) A keyboard shortcut that involves two or more distinct keypresses, such as Ctrl+M followed by P.
* 2005 , James Avery, Visual Studio hacks (page 99)
The string of a musical instrument.
- Ctrl-K is the default first key for chords , but you can create chords using any keys that you want.
(anatomy) A cord.
* mixed-interval chord
* strike a chord, touch a chord
To write chords for.
* 2003 , Dan Levenson, Clawhammer Banjo from Scratch
(music) To accord; to harmonize together.
- This chording' technique works well for learning any tune, but this is the only tune of the set that I will write out completely as a ' chorded version.
To provide with musical chords or strings; to string; to tune.
- This note chords with that one.
- When Jubal struck the chorded shell.
- Even the solitary old pine tree chords his harp.