How to Chords:
Piano Chord Chart
Let’s learn scales and chords!
Scales, intervals and chords create harmony in music. With this ebook you will learn how to build scales, intervals and chords.
It contains the basics for understanding music, analysing musical works, composing your own pieces, songwriting, and for creating a nice accompaniment for a melody. If you are a teacher, you can hand out the sheets to your students.
What to expect…
Intervals, scales and chords
You would like to find chords that convey the emotion of your song to the listener? Or you need to analyse harmony in a piece of music?
Then intervals, scales and chords are the fundamentals you need for understanding harmony in music and for applying it to your own music.
This ebook works as Piano Chord Chart and will help you to learn these three key elements by heart. You can also use it for your practice and to look-up scales and chords.
Play it on the Piano
Piano Chord Chart (Triads)
How to create major and minor triads with bass notes, including notation (score, sheet music) and pictures of the piano keyboard.
Sheet Music Notation
Simple Formula to Create Scales and Triads
The basics of music
Learn how to build scales with full tone steps and semi tone steps. Scales contain the magic of music. By making use of the semi tone steps you can convey emotions and feelings in your music to the audience. Learn how to use numbers to describe music and use the emotions from the church modes in your songs, e.g. by choosing the right chords and harmony.
A look inside: E Chord
At the top there is the scale of E major. The notes are called by their names and the semi tone steps are displayed.
To learn the notes by heart and for practicing purposes, the notes are written in the treble clef and also in the bass clef. This way you can simultaneously remember the notes in both clefs.
Below each note the names of the intervals are given, so you can learn and practice those also. In this book, we don’t separate the intervals in diminished and augmented, minor and major, because the emphasis is on scales and triad chords. For now, we just stick with the main interval names.
A look inside: Bm chord
(B minor chord)
Learn how to build simple triad chords from the notes in the scales.
Use the chord book as piano chord chart.
Whether you want to find the E chord, the F chord, the F# chord or the G chord, it’s all in there…
Look how you can build the root position and the first and second inversion of each triad chord.
Piano Chords: Music Notation and Piano Keyboard
Remember the piano chords sheet music notation, e.g. to improve your prima-vista playing. Also, the chords with their bass notes are shown on piano keys, so you can play them from the chord book.
In the chord book you will find some examples for practices on how to create the scales and the chords. It’s up to you to try those in all keys.
Use the simple formula given in the ebook to build the scales and the corresponding triads by heart. It’s much easier than just guessing….
Use the ebook together with the Chord Progression Generator
The “How to Chords”- ebook will guide you through the jungle of keys, scales and chords. The Chord Progression Generator is a tool you can use to play along with simple chord progressions and cadences. Use the ebook to understand the background and the relationships between chords and scales and between the chords within the chord progression. The Chord Progression Generator can be used to create very complicated chords and chord progressions. With the ebook you can break that down and you won’t be overwhelmed. Practice regularly with the ebook and the Chord Progression Generator and you will know scales, intervals and chords by heart soon.
Use the e-book with your students Print the pages and hand them out to your students as a guide through your explanation of the basics of music and the piano keybard. Students can use the e-book as a reference for exercises, e.g. when analysing intervals, chords and scales or keys.
Exercise: scales by heart
Mention a scale or a key, the stundents must tell, how many and which accidentals are required and state all notes of the scale. Beginners can use the e-book for reference, later they should know it by heart.
Exercise: build chords
Call a key, students should identify the notes from which the major and minor triad chords are built to learn the structure and definition of chords.
Exercise: identify intervals
Name a key and some starting note from the scale. Then mention either a second note or an interval. Students should identify either the interval or the second note of the chosen interval.
“If the note ‘e’ is the upper note in a C-major chord, which inversion do we get?” Aside from exercises like these you can play some chords on an instrument and students should state the inversion. This way, students are being trained audio-visually with two senses combined.
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