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Tips for Learning Piano Chords


Learning piano chords? It's a great way to play the piano - I probably play chords more than anything else. Here are some step by step tips for getting started.


Step 1

Begin learning some basic piano chords to get you started. You'll find a list here of common chords that are easy to play. 

Step 2

Improve your knowledge of chords. Move up from basics to knowing how to make chords. Move out from playing major and minor chords into playing more kinds.

Step 3

Learn what the chord titles mean. Read understanding chord titles. You don't have to learn them all now. Just get a basic understanding of the differences.

Do you want to learn to play gospel? Learn about the chord types you need to be able to play on the gospel chords page.

Step 4

Learn some tips and techniques for learning how to play chords.

When learning piano chords, most people start out playing block chords. After that, you want to spread the notes out or include the melody. Learn some ways of doing just that.

You can also visit the chord piano lessons page. It goes step by step through learning about chords and then playing them.


Step 5

When learning about chords, you may also want to learn some chord theory. It will help you to understand why things are done the way they are. It will also help you to play chords faster in the end.

Step 6

If you want to learn jazz, learn about jazz chords. Jazz chords are much more advanced than rock or gospel. That's why learning chord theory comes first. 


To learn and play piano chords you don't have to be perfect. Follow the path that works for you and go with it. Don't worry about mistakes all the time, just play.

Our recommended chord course to take is called Power Piano Chords. It teaches all chords from basics to advanced progressions.

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