Piano major chords(called "triads" because they have three notes) are
formed by playing the first, third, and 5th notes of a major scale
simultaneously. For example a "C MAJOR" chord is:
The fingering for all major triads in "root position" (the name of the triad is the lowest note) is:
RIGHT HAND 1 3 5 and LEFT HAND 5 3 1.
This is a chart of all 12 piano major chords (triads).
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OK back to work--
You should memorize these triads. You could try learning them in sections:
C G D A E B and F (the ones named after the white keys)
SECOND SECTION--F# C# Ab Eb Bb.
When you know the first section, try these "chord progressions":
Hold each chord for four counts.
C / F / G / C
G / C / D / G
D / G / A / D
E / A / B / E
With these chords, you can begin to play many of the songs you love.
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