Here you can print a piano chords chart (pdf) and learn more about how to play chord piano. This is a useful tool especially when you start learning how to play chords.
The chord chart shows you the most common chords in root position; major, minor, diminished, 7th chords and Major 7th chords in all keys.
Click on the links below for your free chord chart:
When you start to learn piano chords, I recommend that you get yourself a “Fake book” with great songs to practice playing chords and making (faking ) your own accompaniments.
The free piano chord chart above shows how to play the most common basic piano chords in all 12 keys in root position: Major, minor, diminished, seventh chord and major seventh chord.
There are Four Types of Triads (Three note chords):
The 7th chord is a four note chord. It has a root, a third, a fifth and a seventh. Starting from the root:
When using for example a “Fake book” you play chords and melody following a lead sheet. A lead sheet has only the melody written with notes (or only lyrics), and above it the chords are written as chord symbols, like Cmaj7, Eb dim. or Bm for example.
If you already know the melody, you only need the lyrics and the chords.
You can either sing the melody of the song (or have someone else sing it!) and make up your own accompaniment, or pick out the melody in one hand and play the chords in the other.
Have a look at the piano chords chart above when you need to remind yourself how to play the chords!
However- the chords in the above chart are only in root position.
Make sure to check out the beginner piano lesson about how to play piano chord inversions to learn how you can change the position of the chord for smooth transitions from one chord to the next! You can also print handy piano chord inversions charts here.
Dec 03, 16 03:44 PM
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Dec 03, 16 03:17 PM
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Dec 03, 16 11:57 AM
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