Lesson 9 - Playing the Major Chord
1. IntroductionIn this lesson, you will learn about major chords. Major chords are basically three notes that are played together or nearly together. You can recognize a major chord when you hear it because it sounds happy. Major chords can be used to play literally 1000's of songs ranging from classical tunes to today's most popular hits.
2. Playing the Major ChordLet's take a look at the major chord starting on C. This is also called the C major chord. In the animation below, the notes of the C major chord are first played separately, then together.
3. Major Chord in All 12 KeysYou can play the major chord in all twelve keys. Below is a chart of all 12 major chords. If you look closely at the chart below, there is actually a pattern that can help you recognize all 12 major chords.
4. ConclusionThe major chord can be used to play 1000's of songs ranging from classical songs to today's most familiar chart topping hits. In this lesson, you reviewed the C major chord. There is a major chord for each of the 12 keys.
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|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|
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