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Lesson #17
L.H. Chords - E Position

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It's good to keep track of how many chords you have learned. Why? Because students who see consistent progress are becoming piano players. It's that simple!




 7th Chords


There are many different types of 7th Chords. So far, throughout this course, I have been teaching you 3-note 7th chords.

However, 7th chords actually contain 4 notes. The two most common types of 7th chords are dominant 7th chords and minor 7th chords.

  • Now you haven't learned any minor chords yet in this course, but you have learned 5 major chords.

So far, you have learned the C, G, D, A and E major chords, which are all 3-note chords. (see illustration below)

To make each one of these major chords a dominant 7th chord, just count up 7 notes from the root note. (see illustration below)

The 7th note up from the root note is the note we're going to add to the chord, which is why we call it a 7th chord. There's a little more to it, but that's basically how you build a 7th chord without getting too complicated.

For beginner piano students, it's a lot easier to start out playing 3-note chords than it is to play 4-note chords, which is why you have been playing 3-note 7th chords.

  • There are 3 examples of the G7 chord in the illustration below. The first example contains all 4 notes.

  • The second example also contains all 4 notes, but the root note has been moved to the top of the chord. This is called an inverted chord.

  • The third example is the 3-note 7th chord that you learned way back in lesson #2. It looks similar to the second example, but with 1 note missing.

In Bonus Lesson #24, you'll be introduced to the 4-note 7th chord and 3-chord songs.





 The E Major Chord


Click the play button for the video directly below to see and hear The E Major Chord.






The B7 Chord


Click the play button for the video directly below to see and hear The B7 Chord.






 The E Major & B7 Chords

Click the play button for the video directly below to see and hear The E Major and B7 Chords.






 The E Major & B7 Chords

Click the play button for the video directly below to see and hear The E Major and B7 Blocked & Broken Chord Exercise.

  • Watch this video as many times as necessary, until you can match the rhythms exactly as they are played.

Take your time and don't worry if you don't get it right away. Your ear will develop with each new online piano lesson.


The I, IV and V7 Chords

The I, IV and V7 Chords: These are the 3 main chords in every major key.

  • These are just Roman Numerals indicating which note of the scale a chord is built off.

I = 1st note of the scale, IV = 4th note of the scale and V = 5th note of the scale.


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