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The ABC's of Chords Chapter 2


Objective
:

The ABC of Music Chords "Part 2" has been created to give you a short course on chord notes,
chord extension and scales. I recommend strongly to read first:
The ABC's of Chords (Chapter 1)
Plus, you can also find "Fingered Chord Charts" at:
The ABC's of Chords (Chapter3)


Subjects :


Chord Section

Chord Notes

Chord Extensions

Chord Standard Fingering

Scales



CHORD NOTES, CHORD EXTENSION & CHORD CHARTS

CHORD NOTES

Major

1

3

5

Minor

1

b3

5

 

Minor 7

1

b3

5

b7

Minor7b5

1

b3

b5

b7

Dominant

1

3

5

b7

Augmented

1

3

#5

 

Augmented (dominant)

1

3

#5

b7

Note: Each above number correspond to the note interval (in its scale), 1 being the tonic.
..........

Chord Extension in each Key

Major

Minor

Notes:. (Use 3 for Major or b3 for Minor)

sus

sus

1 .................4 ...... 5

5

5

1 .......................... 5

6

m6

1 ..... (3 or b3) ..... 5 ......6

7

m7

1 ..... (3 or b3) ..... 5 ......x....... b7 ... ..... xx

7sus

7sus

1 ................ 4 ...... 5 ............... b7

maj7

m(maj7)

1 ..... (3 or b3) ..... 5 ................. 7

9

m9

........ (3 or b3) ..... 5 ............... b7 .....9*

maj9

m9(maj7)

........ (3 or b3) ..... 5 ................. 7 .....9*

11

m11

............................. 5 ............... b7 .....9* .....11*

maj11

m11(maj7)

............................. 5 ................. 7 .... 9* .....11*

13

m13

........ (3 or b3) ........................ b7 .... 9* .... 13*

maj13

m13(maj7)

.. ..... (3 or b3) .......................... 7 .... 9* .... 13*

* Use octave chord tones: 9 = 2, 11 = 4, 13 = 6


CHORD STANDARD FINGERING

C Root position

C 1st inversion

C 2nd inversion


CHORD NOTES FINGERING


Scales

No accident = C major

Accident = # (sharp)

Accident = b (flat)

Key

1#

=

F#

=

G major

1b

=

Bb

=

F major

2#

=

F#,C#

=

D major

2b

=

Bb,Eb

=

Bb major

3#

=

F#,C#,G#

=

A major

3b

=

Bb,Eb,Ab

=

Eb major

4#

=

F#,C#,G#,D#

=

E major

4b

=

Bb,Eb,Ab,Db

=

Ab major

5#

=

F#,C#,G#,D#,A#

=

B major

5b

=

Bb,Eb,Ab,Db,Gb

=

Db major

6#

=

F#,C#,G#,D#,A#,E#

=

F# major

6b

=

Bb,Eb,Ab,Db,Gb,Cb

=

Gb major

7#

=

F#,C#,G#,D#,A#,E#,B#

=

C# major

7b

=

Bb,Eb,Ab,Db,Gb,Cb,Fb

=

Cb major

                   



The ABC's Of Music Chords (Chapter 3)