CHORDS IN KEY

Now that you've completed all of the previous lessons your knowledge of the fretboard should be getting really good.  The next step is to understand how chords relate to a Key.  Remember from the previous lesson that there are seven notes in a Key.  Each tone in the Key has a Major, Minor, or Diminished Triad connected to it.  These Triads can also be called chords.  In this lesson we will look at some common chords and how they relate to Keys.

JUST THINK I, IV, V

MAJOR

In a Major Key the 1st (I), 4th (IV), and 5th (V) tones are always the root of Major Chords.

a diagram explaining the contstruction of chords in the G major key

MINOR

In a Minor Key th 1st (I), 4th (IV), and 5th (V) tones are always the root of Minor Chords.

a diagram explaining the contstruction of chords in the A minor key

CHORDS IN KEY - PRACTICE

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