Here's the step by step
for how to make chords:
1. Look at or choose a root
Our example was C. It is the first note in the chord. It can include a
sharp or flat.
2. Look (or think about) the
for that root note.
You can see the major
3. Figure out what the chord
is telling you to do.
Learn the formula for that particular chord. Figure out what notes in
the scale you should play.
You can find help here on the Read
4. Apply the formula
to the notes of the scale.
Once you play chords for a little while you won't even have to think
about all of this. You'll remember what they are easily and just play
them. If you learn how to make chords you can eventually figure any
If you want a complete course in chords, check out Power Piano Chords
. It teaches chords from basic to advanced to chord progressions.