What is a Chord – C Major Chord Piano


Q: What is a Chord ?

A: A chord is usually defined as 3 or more notes pressed / played simultaneously.

let’s see some example of Chords.

Look at the picture of C Major-chord, this chord uses three notes from C Major scale that's C, E, and G. If you notice these notes are 1st degree, 3rd degree and the 5th degree from the  C Major Scale. You can use 1st, 3rd and 5th fingers to play this chord. Also, notice that this chord uses all white notes. Now go to your Piano and play this chord with your hand and try and remember its shape and sound.

C Major-Chord

C Major Chord Piano

C Major-Chord Piano

C Minor-Chord

Now look at the picture of C Minor-chord, this chord uses three notes from C Minor scale that's C, Eb, and G. Again if you notice these notes are 1st degree, 3rd degree and the 5th degree from the  C Minor Scale. You can use 1st, 3rd and 5th fingers to play this chord. Also, notice that this chord uses 2 white notes at the edge and one black note in middle. Now go to your Piano and play this chord with your hand and try and remember its shape and sound.

C Minor Chord Piano

C Minor-Chord Piano

Let's look at the picture of D Maj7 chord, this chord uses four notes from D Major scale that's D, F#, A, and Db. In this case, these notes are 1st degree, 3rd degree, 5th degree and the 7th degree from the  D Major scale. You can use 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th fingers to play this chord. Now go to your Piano and play this chord with your hand and try and remember its shape and sound.

D Maj7 Chord

D Maj7 Chord

D Maj7 Chord

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