Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Learn to play Guitar: Lesson # 5

Now we are ready to learn how to make Chords:

As you already now know, there are two basic types of chords i.e major and minor chord.
In order to play a chord on the guitar we need to know the notes of which the chord comprises of.
To find the notes of a particular chord,there is a formula to make out notes of a chord.

The formula of the major chord is 158 and for minor chord is 148.
So how does this formula work?

Its simple. Just plot all the possible notes in a line. Start with the note of the chord.

For example 1: We need to find out the notes for C Major. As we are finding C Major we'll plot the notes from the C note.
As discussed lets plot all the notes like this C C# D D# E F F# G G# A A# B 
Now the formula for Major chord is 158, this means take out the 1st , 5th and 8th notes from the above line of notes.
So let's see,
                     1    2     3    4    5   6    7    8
                     C   C#   D  D#  E   F   F#  G

So we get three notes C,E,G

For example 2:
Let's find out D minor.
As it's D chord so notes train would look like this D D# E F F# G G# A A# B C C#
Now, the formula for the minor chord is 148 ,this means take out the 1st ,4th and 8th notes from the above line of notes.
So let's plot according to the formula.
                                  1    2     3    4    5     6    7     8
                                  D   D#  E    F   F#   G   G#  A

So three notes we get D,F,A.

So now we have learned how to figure out the notes of the chord. The next step is to plot those notes on the guitar.

Let's plot and play the chord in the next session.

See you around! Au-Revoir.