six-four chord


Definition of six-four chord

: a musical triad in second inversion When the six-four chord occurred on a strong beat, the fourth in particular and often also the sixth were treated like suspensions or appoggiaturas.— Hans Tischler, Practical Harmony, 1964 — see triad illustration

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First Known Use of six-four chord

1850, in the meaning defined above

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