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Learn Beginner Piano Chords With Fingering

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Play easy piano chords that sound great! Learn the chord inversions with illustrated keyboard fingering, staff notation, and simple interval breakdowns.

 

Major Piano Chord Charts

Major chords have major thirds and perfect fifths.

Major chords are known for their pleasant, positive moods, and are among the most commonly used piano chords. A major chord is built with a major third and a perfect fifth:

Minor Piano Chord Charts

Minor chords have minor thirds and perfect fifths.

Minor chords are somber and melancholy, and can effectively evoke a sense of desperation and urgency. A minor chord has a minor third and a perfect fifth:

Diminished Piano Chord Charts

Diminished chords have minor thirds and diminished fifths.

Diminished chords, although bizarre in sound, are natural occurrences; there is one diminished chord in each musical key. A diminished chord is built with a minor third and a diminished fifth:

Augmented Piano Chord Charts

Augmented chords have major thirds and augmented fifths.

The augmented chord is another strange-sounding collaboration of notes, but is less ambiguous than its diminished cousin. An augmented chord has a major third, and is defined by an augmented fifth:

Suspended Chord Charts

Suspended chords have a perfect fourth instead of a third.

The augmented chord is another strange-sounding collaboration of notes, but is less ambiguous than its diminished cousin. An augmented chord has a major third, and is defined by an augmented fifth:

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Related Chord Lessons:

►  Chord Types & Their Symbols in Sheet Music
►  The Difference Between Major & Minor
►  About Diminished Chords & “Dissonance”
►  Root Notes & Chord Inversion
►  What Are Arpeggiated Chords?
►  Piano ‘Triad Chord’ Practice Scales

 

 

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