by Gisbert Schürig

This is a demonstration of five triad chord structures that can be found within the overtone scale. I sing an E fundamental and emphathize the overtones to point out these five chords. It is interesting to note that these five chords (without the pedal bass note) are the same that Werner Pöhlert mentions in his Book on music theory ‘Basic Harmony’, calling them basic elements of harmony.

I made a chart of these chord types in relation to the overtone scale that can be found here.

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