Basic Chord Theory
A chord is three or more different pitches sounding simultaneously (at the same time).
How many pitches must be sounding at the same time in order to create a chord?
There are lots of different types of chords, but the most common are MAJOR and minor.
MAJOR chords sound sunny and happy :) minor chords sound creepy and sad :o
minor chords sound...
MAJOR chords sound...
A chord progression is a pattern of chords.
Chord progressions use roman numerals to show how the chords in the pattern are related.
Let's say we want to make C MAJOR our home chord. It will help us to build a C MAJOR "ladder" (or scale) using the music alphabet.
*Remember: the music alphabet only goes to G and then starts all over again!
By adding the rest of the roman numerals, we can see how the chords are related! This helps us build a successful pattern (progression) based on any home chord we choose.
What would the roman numerals look like for a chord progression that went C-Am-F-G (C being the home chord).
Copy (CRTL + C) and paste (CRTL + V) this link into your web browser for practice identifying MAJOR and minor chords. How well can you do?https://www.musictheory.net/exercises/ear-chord