You may have noticed that chords come in 2 parts.
1) The key.
2)The chord symbol.
You learned about key signatures in the last lesson. They are important for you to figure out what notes are in a chord. You have also learned about scales. That will also help you in chords.
Here's the video lesson about understanding chord titles.
Now to practice. First, practice finding these chords:
1. C, Cm, C4, C7, CM7, Cm7, C6.
2. G, Gm, G4, G7, GM7, Gm7, G6. (Note, the key signature of G is F#.)
You can check if you have them right on this page on the Chart of Piano Chords page.
You can also now access the my Ultimate Chord Chart download. Get your copy (it's free) by clicking here:
Next, find another song that you like. Try and figure out the chords
for it. Try playing it.
Next lesson: how to play chords.
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