Author Topic: Easy Trick For Major and Minor Chord Construction  (Read 1426 times)

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Easy Trick For Major and Minor Chord Construction
« on: October 14, 2011, 12:08:59 AM »
Here is an easy way to figure out ANY major chord without even knowing any scale theory or even knowing the root of the chord. First play any note and that will be your Root note, or lowest chord voicing. Then to make that ONE note a major chord all you have to do is take that first note, count up FOUR frets and you will have your MAJOR third. Find that note on an adjacent string, then count up THREE frets from that note and find the new note on an adjacent string. Now you have a Major triad, all you have to do is add a fourth note an octave above your starting pitch and you have your major chord.

You can also use this to figure out any minor chord however you would do it in reverse. For example, you would take the first note and count up THREE frets to get your MINOR third. Next count up FOUR frets to get your fifth. Figure out those notes on adjacent strings and add the octave above your root note you will have a MINOR chord. You can also take a minor chord, flat the fifth by lowering the pitch ONE fret and you will have a diminished chord.
« Last Edit: October 14, 2011, 12:10:35 AM by SadisticKeith »


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