Here’s a handy guide to help you understand the notes the most common basic and extended chords.
If you’ve not done much chord theory its really worth absorbing.
Chords – the knowledge… that must be obeyed at all times!!
1. Basic Chords
Basic chords are known as triads as they only contain 3 notes. Even if you are hitting more than three strings on guitar or more than three keys on a keyboard, if you are playing a basic major or minor chord you are only playing three notes. Thos extra notes are octaves or drones or of those three notes.
Major and minor chords are defined by the 3 note, i.e third note in the scale you are taking your chord from. Major chords are 1, 3 and 5, so the scale of G major is: Read More