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But First, What Is A Chord?
Below you will find a link to the free piano chord chart, but first, don't you want to know what a chord is?
Quite simply a chord is three or more notes played together. The notes can be played all at the same time, as a "block" chord, or consecutively as in an "arpeggio."
Here we will discuss the basic chords, which have three notes and are called "triads." The note for which the triad is named is called the "root" or the "one" of the chord. For example the root of a "C" chord is "C." The next note is called the "third," because it is an interval of a third from the root. In a "C" chord, "E" is the third. The other note in a triad is the "fifth," named so because it is an interval of a fifth from the root. In a "C" chord, "G" is the fifth.
Notice that the "C" chord on the staff in root position is written on three consecutive lines. Also, a chord in root position starting on a space note will use three consecutive spaces. This is helpful in that it makes it easy to see root position triads in written music.
More About Triads
Click to learn more about:
Major Triads: What Makes A Chord Major?
Minor Triads: What Makes A Chord Minor?
Augmented Triads: What Makes A Chord Augmented?
Diminished Triads: What Makes A Chord Diminished?
Piano Chord Chart - Free pdf Download!
More About Chords...Inversions
To learn more about chord inversions, check out this page:
Chord Inversions - Beyond Root Position
Even More About Chords: Seventh Chords
Check out these pages on seventh chords:
Dominant 7th Chords
Major 7th Chords
Minor 7th Chords
Minor 7 Flat 5
The Piano Guide Book Series: An In-Depth Study of Chords
The Piano Guide Book Series is a piano method written especially for adults. The lessons teach you with a focus on chords and how to use them. You'll learn all of the major, minor and seventh chords and how they relate to the scales.
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