Beginners Guide on How to Play Minor Piano Chords [Infographic]


Learning how to play the piano is very challenging at first. With so many chords, notes, and scales to consider, it can be a tough experience yet fun and exciting. But when you get used to it, you will be playing like a pro and starts composing your own piece.

Why are Chords Important?


Piano players use piano chords to play a song. It is composed of three or more notes that play all at once. These notes are repeated throughout the songs so you can be familiarized with the whole piece quickly.

If you know the chord progressions in a song then you can easily play the song without any music. Some chords are easy to learn. It runs from A to G or C to G, depending on the key you are playing. You will also notice that the left-hand plays the chord while the right-hand includes the melody.

Notes on the keyboard are composed of white and black keys. White keys are C-D-E-F-G-A-B after B is the same order on the next octave. While black keys have two name notes for every key. If a black note is above the white tone to the right, it has the same name but with a sharp added. But when a black note is below the white tone, it also has the same name but with sharp B added as shown in the picture below.


Picking a Minor Chord

A minor chord is the second most basic piano chord. Beginners should learn this chords as well. Once you master playing the major chords, minor chords will just like be a piece of cake. This chord is built by playing the first, flat third, and fifth notes in the major scale as shown in the picture below.


Having a sad quality, minor chords are not mean for sad music only. It can help you to provide your own melody as you progress on learning the minor and major chords. But if you already master both chords, it is easy for you to create a piece of music. Just review all the information given, learn the chords, and start making your own piece. Good luck!


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