can use piano chords in a variety of ways. Unfunny people can also
use them in very unfunny sentences. Before we analyze chords, here
is a list of jokes that you should immediately walk away from:
• My hands are so stiff from playing these chords that I’ll
have to go on chord-ersone.
My composition lessons are very chord-ial.
I can’t play chords! I have no chord-ination!
If the person making these jokes is a distant,
meddling fifth cousin, then don’t walk… run! Say that
you have to go to the basement to check for burglars… say
is made up of notes that are struck or played simultaneously. A
triad has three simultaneously sounded notes in its ingredients.
between those notes, often measured in semitones (the distance
between two adjacent notes on a piano, such as C to C#), determines
the type of chord heard. Different types include:
above gives texture and harmony to a composition. Harmony can also
be expressed in seventh chords. A root position seventh chord has
a fourth note, located either ten or eleven semitones above the
lowest note of a root position triad. Seventh chords have many names
with two of the most common being:
more details, visit the links above. Remember that playing and writing
out music helps composers in their craft. When visiting the different
links in this website, always try your hand at notation by way of