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How to construct chords - Piano Clues: Free tips and lessons for playing piano, organ and electronic keyboard

How to construct chords - Piano Clues: Free tips and lessons for playing piano, organ and electronic keyboard
You don’t need a “1000 Chords Dictionary” to be able to read and play chords. You can learn how to form chords on your own, because chords are built using simple formulas. A chord is three or more notes played at the same time. It’s as simple as that. Of course, the trick is to know which three notes… Obviously, not all combinations of notes sound good. Of each chord type, there are 12 possible chords: one for each note. The note that names the chord is called the root note. What’s the difference between all these chord types? Chord formulas To form a chord you simply apply a formula to the major scale named by the root tone. So to build any type of chord, you need to know: the major scale for the root tone of that chord, andthe formula for that chord. I am assuming that you already can play the 12 major scales. Let’s put this knowledge into practice. The formula for major chords is: 1 – 3 – 5 We know that the scale for C major is: There are also formulas that contain the symbols b and #.

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