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During the course of a piece of music, there are lots of different combinations of notes some are triads, and some are not. How could we see all the intervals at once?

My friend Michael Dalby suggested that I show all the different interval types in a chord, as a way of visualizing the nature of the chord. In DYAD , all of the inter-note intervals are shown at once; each interval type is given its own distinctive color: