Your first Piece
We Are Young
You might be getting a little confused with the five chords you
now know, and its understandable, they all have similar names and
similar notes so its easy to get them confused. Look at the table
below and memorize it if you dont already know it to clear up any
confusions about what notes belong to what chords. In the following
table, X denotes any letter of the musical alphabet(ie ABCDEF or
Chord Name Symbol
||Intervals (Count in half tones)
||No. Notes In Chord
||4 followed by 3
| X7th (Also known as dominant 7th)
||4 followed by 3 followed by 3
||4 followed by 3 followed by 4
||3 followed by 4
||3 followed by 4 followed by 3
Please be careful to note the subtle differences between these
chords, they are by far the most common chords used in music so
you will be required to work them out when you're playing a tune.
For this you need to know the intervals column which is probably
best to memorize.
Heres a quick midi where
I play each of the chords in a sequence so you can hear them. I
will play each type of chord with a root note of C, so it'll be
C, C7, Cmaj7, Cm, Cm7. Notice the distinctive sound each type of
Ok you doing fantastic! Now move on to the next section and play
some tunes using the new chords you've just learnt!
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