Hobbies Playing Music Illustrated Piano Chord Library Share PINTEREST Email Print Playing Music Playing Piano Piano Chords Tutorials Buying Advice Music Education Playing Guitar Home Recording By Brandy Kraemer Updated May 25, 2019 Learn to read and form piano chords and inversions, with illustrated keyboard fingering, staff notation, and simple interval breakdowns. Major Piano Chords Brandy Kraemer A major chord is built with a root, a major third, and a perfect fifth. Major chords are known for their pleasant, positive, or triumphant moods:▪ Easy Major Piano Triads▪ Major 6th & 6/9 Chords▪ Major 7th & Dominant 7th Chords▪ Major 9th & Dominant 9th Chords Minor Piano Chords Brandy Kraemer A minor chord is built with a root, a minor third, and a perfect fifth. These chords are known for being somber and melancholy, and can effectively evoke a sense of desperation, urgency, or apathy:▪ Minor Piano Triads▪ Minor 7th & Minor M7 Chords▪ Minor 9th, Minor M9 & ADD9 Chords Diminished Piano Chords Brandy Kraemer A diminished chord is built with a root, a minor third, and a diminished fifth. Diminished chords — which can sound bizarre, enigmatic, confused, or dissonant — are natural occurrences; there is one diminished chord in each musical key:▪ Diminished Piano Triads▪ Diminished 7th & Half-Diminished Chords Augmented Piano Chords Brandy Kraemer An augmented chord has a root, a major third, and an augmented fifth. Like the diminished chord, its sound is slightly “off-center.” But the augmented chord tends to be happier and less ambiguous than its diminished cousin, and does not occur naturally in any key: Augmented Piano Triads Augmented 7th & Augmented M7 Chords Suspended Piano Chords Brandy Kraemer A suspended chord has a root, a suspended 2nd or 4th, and a perfect fifth. The suspended note replaces the third: Suspended 4th Piano Triads Suspended 2nd Piano Triads More On Chords The Difference Between Major & Minor Diminished Chords & Dissonance Root Notes & Chord Inversion Piano Chord Fingering Lessons Treble Chord Fingering Bass Chord Fingering Reading Piano Music Sheet Music Symbol Library How to Read Piano Notation Tempo Commands Organized By Speed Beginner Piano Lessons Notes of the Piano Keys Finding Middle C on the Piano Intro to Piano Fingering How to Count Triplets Musical Quizzes & Tests Forming Piano Chords Chord Types & Their Symbols Essential Piano Chord Fingering Diminished Chords & Dissonance Learn About Enharmony The 6 Enharmonic Key Signatures If you’re familiar with the circle of fifths (or you just know your way around the key signatures) you may have noticed a few anomalies. Some keys – like B-sharp and F-flat major – are seemingly absent, while others go by two names The Inefficient Keys The circle of fifths shows only the working scales. But, if we expand on its pattern, we can see that it’s actually more of an infinite spiral, so there’s no end to the possibilities of musical scales. Table of Working & Non-Working KeysSee a clear visual of which keynotes are workable and which would be redundant.