This handy piano chords chart download includes all 12 major chords, 12 minor chords, 12 seventh chords, 12 augmented chords and 12 diminished chords on the piano.
Let’s begin with the C major chord.
This piano chords chart (CLICK TO ENLARGE) illustrates all of the piano chord notes.
Red dots against a black and white keyboard background make great visuals. This chart is a MUST HAVE reference for any musician playing ANY musical instrument.
All of the piano chord notes for each of the 12 Major Chords, 12 Minor Chords, 12 Seventh Chords, 12 Augmented Chords and 12 Diminished Chords are included in this piano chords chart. All chords are seen in root position with no inversions included.
To understand which exact notes are included in each chord takes a bit of study. However, once you discover the pattern you will be able to quickly and easily recognize whether a chord is major, minor or otherwise.
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The C Chord is the beginning point for all other chords. The important thing to remember as you begin your chord study is the distance between the notes on the C Major Chord.
From C to E is the distance of a major third or 4 half steps. From E to G is the distance of a minor third or 3 half steps.
It is the size of these 2 intervals on each chord which is so important. So you now understand chord qualities. This allows us to name them either major, minor, diminished, seventh or augmented.