In the first lesson, we learned the keys of the piano. On this lesson we will now learn the basic chords on a piano. There are 12 basic chords(also known as “triads” because it is composed of 3 notes) in a piano. Chords in piano are the same as in guitar. All chords of guitar has its own corresponding chords in piano. So if you already know how to play guitar then it will be easier for you to understand and learn this lesson. Below are the basic Majorchords of a piano. Don’t be confused with the chords with “/”, for example A#/Bb means that A# and Bb are just the same. You can use A# in replacement to Bb and vice versa.
Note that there are notes that are the same; A# and Bb are the same, C# and Db are also the same, likewise D# and Eb, F# and Gb, and G# and Ab are also the same. This can be explained by understanding the meaning of sharp(#) and flat(b). Continue reading “Piano lesson 1 – familiarization of keys”