A Chord

The A major triad, more commonly called the A major chord or simply the A chord for short, consists of the notes A, C-sharp and E. Here it is on the treble clef staff: Here is the A major chord on the bass clef staff: Here are both of the above chords on the piano: As a major triad, the A chord consists of a major third plus a minor third. Read more »

A Minor Chord

The A minor triad, more commonly called the A minor chord, is a minor triad consisting of the notes A, C and E. Here it is on the bass clef staff: Here is the above chord on the piano: As a minor triad, the A minor chord consists of a minor third plus a major third. The interval from A to C is a minor third, while the interval between C and E is a major third. Read more »

A-flat Chord

The A-flat major triad, more commonly called the A-flat major chord or simply the A-flat chord for short, consists of the notes A-flat, C and E-flat. Here it is on the treble clef staff: Here is the A-flat major chord on the bass clef staff: Here are both of the above chords on the piano: As a major triad, the A-flat chord consists of a major third plus a minor third. Read more »

B Chord

The B major triad, more commonly called the B major chord or simply the B chord for short, consists of the notes B, D-sharp and F-sharp. Here it is on the treble clef staff: … and on the piano: As B major triad, the B chord consists of a major third plus a minor third. The interval from B to D-sharp is a major third, while the interval between D-sharp and F-sharp is a minor third. Read more »

B Minor Chord

The B minor triad, more commonly called the B minor chord, is a minor triad consisting of the notes B, D and F-sharp. Here it is on the treble clef staff: … and on the bass clef staff: Here are both of the above chords on the piano: As a minor triad, the B minor chord consists of a minor third plus a major third. The interval from B to D is a minor third, while the interval between D and F-sharp is a major third. Read more »

B-flat Chord

The B-flat major triad, more commonly called the B-flat major chord or simply the B-flat chord for short, consists of the notes B-flat, D and F. Here it is on the treble clef staff: … and on the bass clef staff: Here are both of the above chords on the piano: As B-flat major triad, the B-flat chord consists of a major third plus a minor third. The interval from B-flat to D is a major third, while the interval between D and F is a minor third. Read more »

B-flat Minor Chord

The B-flat minor triad, more commonly called the B-flat minor chord, is a minor triad consisting of the notes B-flat, D-flat and F. Here it is on the treble clef staff: … and on the bass clef staff: Here are both of the above chords on the piano: As a minor triad, the B-flat minor chord consists of a minor third plus a major third. The interval from B-flat to D-flat is a minor third, while the interval between D-flat and F is a major third. Read more »

C Chord

The C major triad, more commonly called the C major chord or simply the C chord for short, is typically the first chord learned in music theory. Here it is on the treble clef staff: … and on the piano: Here is the C major chord on the bass clef staff: As a major triad, the C chord consists of a major third plus a minor third. The interval from C to E is a major third, while the interval between E and G is a minor third. Read more »

C Minor Chord

The C minor triad, more commonly called the C minor chord, is a minor triad consisting of the notes C, E-flat and G. Here it is on the treble clef staff: … and on the piano: Here is the C minor chord on the bass clef staff: As a minor triad, the C minor chord consists of a minor third plus a major third. The interval from C to E-flat is a minor third, while the interval between E-flat and G is a major third. Read more »

C-sharp Chord

The C-sharp major triad, more commonly called the C-sharp major chord or simply the C-sharp chord for short, consists of the notes C-sharp, E-sharp and G-sharp. It is enharmonic with the D-flat major chord—meaning that both chords are the same on the piano, even though the notes are different. Here is the C-sharp chord on the treble clef staff: … and on the piano: Here is the C-sharp major chord on the bass clef staff: Read more »