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The Piano Player Newsletter Issue #76, Get Started with Piano Chords
March 13, 2023

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"The Piano Player" Issue #76, March 2023

Get Started with Piano Chords


In this month's newsletter, I want to inspire you to start playing piano chords! Learning to accompany a melody with chords is fun and rewarding, and it can be really easy.

So have a look at the lessons, practice chords to Amazing Grace, learn a bit about how roman numerals are used to name chords, and print a piano chords chart with the most common piano chords to keep as a reference.

Happy chord playing!

// Maria

Learn Piano Chords: Lessons For Beginners

With the basic piano chord lessons you'll find here, you will learn how a chord is built, modified, inverted, and analyzed; from scratch.

Among the piano lessons, there is also an introduction to the study of Harmony where you may dig in and experience some confidence-boosting results of what a humble little chord, or even better- a progression of chords, can do!


How To Play Piano Chords For Beginners

Learn To Accompany With Piano Chords For Beginners.

Learn piano chords for beginners in this fun and easy piano lesson for adult beginners.

As you complete this lesson, you'll know how to actually accompany a four-chord song with basic piano chords and how to play a melody with a simple chord accompaniment.


Learn About Roman Numerals Chords For Piano

What are roman numerals chords, and how and why are they used in piano chord progressions?

Let's take a closer look at basic chords and learn how to understand these special chord markings.

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Got Piano Questions?

Ask piano related questions here: Piano Playing Q & A

Piano Question of the Month

Learning Chord Notations: The Roman Numeral V

I'm teaching myself music theory (best I can). Piano is my instrument.

I'm (hopefully temporarily) stuck learning all the of the various chord notations (triads, 7th, inversions, etc. etc.)

Please answer this question.... it will help me with "context." Please tell me all that one can know about the simple symbol V?

Thanks so much!


Printable Piano Chords Chart

Here's a free printable piano chord chart (PDF) for beginners! A piano chords chart can be handy, especially when learning to play chords.

This chord chart shows you the most common chords in root position; major, minor, diminished, 7th, and Major 7th chords in all keys.

Printable Piano Chords Chart

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Happy Practicing,

Your Online Piano Coach,


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