Welcome to the Chords Section for Beginner Students!
Chords are one of the basic building blocks of all songs. When you are listening to your favorite song on the radio, the artist is singing words to a background instrumental. This background instrumental is basically various instruments that are mainly playing chords.
Chords are basically 2 or more notes played together or near together. In this section we will be learning about triads, which are three note chords. You will hear chords in virtually every song you listen to. There are three lessons in this section, "Playing the Major Chord", "Three Primary Chords", and "12 Bar Blues Chord Progression". A detailed description of each lesson is listed below.
|Lesson 9||Playing the Major Chord|
|Lesson 10||Three Primary Chords|
|Lesson 11||12 Bar Blues Chord Progression|
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Use Virtual Piano Keyboard below to practice what you have learned in Lessons 9 thru 11
Click to Install Flash Plugin if you cannot view our Virtual Piano below, or animation demos in Lesson 9, Lesson 10, or Lesson 11.
Use interactive ZebraKeys' Z-Board below in conjunction with the lesson on this page. Learn to play all of the "Major Chords". See Instructions for using Z-BoardLesson 9 - Playing the Major Chord
Lesson 10 - Three Primary Chords
Lesson 11 - 12 Bar Blues Chord Progression
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(practice playing this on your piano, or use our Virtual Z-Board below)
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Use the Virtual Piano below to practice the piano finger exercise.
Use this piano in conjunction with all of our Free piano lessons.
Use the virtual piano keyboard below to practice what you've learned in the "Piano Basics" Section - Piano Layout. You can play this Virtual Piano Z-Board in two ways:
1. For playing melodies with the right hand
Use computer mouse to click directly on any key (note highlighted in RED) to play that note, or2. For playing chords with the left hand
Press on any corresponding button (key highlighted in BLUE) on your computer keyboard to play that particular note (this feature is used when playing chords - you have to first click on the virtual piano once to activate this feature)
e.g. Press "Shift" on the computer
keyboard to play "C" note,
Press "S" to play "E" note, and so on.
To play C Major Chord (C-E-G) -
Hold down "Shift"-"S"-"F" keys on
the computer keyboard at the same time. See sample below:
Access Major Chord chart
Play on Z-Board using the mouse to click directly Press these keys on the computer keyboard __________ __________ __________ C chord C - E - G Shift - S - F G chord G - B - D F - B - N F chord F - A - C D - G - Sp Dm chord D - F - A A - D - G
Access the "Piano Basics" section to learn the layout of piano keyboard. Learn how to read music - Music Notations. Next - Use this interactive Z-Board to practice playing easy popular songs.
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