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(1) What is a chord? Simply put, a chord is a combination of any three or more notes played together.   In our study, we begin creating chords with the C Major Scale.
(2) Tip:  If you are familiar with voice parts (bass, tenor, alto, or soprano), playing chords will be easy for you...keep this concept in mind. (3) What does the C Major Chord sound like?    Click to hear the C Major Chord. When you are comfortable playing these chords, move on and practice the D major chords.    Click on the D in the triangle below to continue. Major Scale - 1st Inversion E        G            C Major Scale - 2nd Inversion G            C       E (4) When a chord is played in the first inversion, the primary note or keynote is always the topmost note of your chord. When a chord is played in the second inversion, the primary note or keynote is always the middlemost note of your chord. C        E      G Major Scale - Root Position
D E F G A B

Lesson 1 - C Major Scale

Lesson 2 - F Major Scale

Lesson 3 - Bb Major Scale

Lesson 4 - Eb Major Scale

Lesson 5 - Ab Major Scale

Lesson 6 - Db Major Scale

Lesson 7 - D Major Scale

Lesson 8 - E Major Scale

Lesson 9 - G Major Scale

Lesson 10 - A Major Scale

Lesson 11 - Minor Scales

Lesson 12 - Chord Commotion

Click on each note to learn more chords...