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How To Memorize Every Major & Minor Chord On Piano

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As a reminder – The outside 5th is the same for both Major & Minor
Major Middle note (Major 3rd) is 2 Whole Steps From the Root
Minor Middle note (Minor 3rd) is 1 1/2 whole steps from the Root

We need to memorize our fundamental chords we use all the time so we can find them without hesitation. It may take some practice and time but it’s worth it! Make sure to practice these on their own so you don’t trip up over finding these positions when you’re learning actual music.

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0:00 What we Need to Do
1:19 White Note Major Chords
1:50 White Black White Major Chords
2:27 Finding the Middle note (Major 3rd)
2:45 Watch Out for E major
3:28 Black White Black Major Chords
4:04 Odd Shape Major Chords
5:11 Tips on Finding the Outside 5ths
5:47 Changing the Shape to Minor
9:38 Practising


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It would’ve saved me YEARS of pain and frustration (I’m not kidding…)

But luckily for you, you can learn from my mistakes and learn right the FIRST time.

Here’s what we’ll cover:

00:00 Intro
00:39 How to Learn Songs WAY Faster (WithOUT Sheet Music)
02:38 Easy Way to Master Hands Together Coordination
03:56 The “Play By Ear” Test
08:04 Using “Song Mapping” To Learn 10X Faster
11:13 Solve Weak Pinkie Syndrome Instantly

Make sure you stick around to the end – the LAST part is the most important BY FAR, and also makes the first 4 way easier…

Oh, and btw if you’re a complete beginner, no worries, this tutorial is specifically designed for beginners and intermediate players, and we start slow and take absolute baby steps tot make sure you’ll get it frustration-free. We’ll cover the technique and theory to get you up and running and avoiding all the bad habits.


1. Learn Songs Using Chord Shapes

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How to Play the C Major Scale on Piano for Beginners – Learn How to Play Piano Lesson 11

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This lesson for beginners teaches you to learn how to play the C Major scale on the piano. The C Major scale has zero sharps and zero flats, so it is common for students to learn the C Major scale first.
The C Major scale along with the other major scales are essential in becoming a better piano student. Scales can be made up of a varying number of notes, but the major and minor scales are made up of 8 notes. Be sure to check out my other lesson tutorials to learn more about how to play the piano and music theory.

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Learn to Play Bach's Prelude in C Major: Beginner Piano Lesson Video

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NOTE: This video teaches the Gounod version of Bach’s Prelude. Basically, there’s a bar around 2:40 that “doesn’t fit”, but appears in the Gounod version. Read more about it here:

In this video you will learn to play Bach’s Prelude in C Major, from his Well Tempered Clavier. The piece will be performed, with full notes & fingering shown in screen. Then, I’ll discuss some of the points you should watch out for while practicing. Bach’s Prelude is a great piece for late beginner / early intermediate piano players, because:

1. It sounds sophisticated and mature, and:

2. It’s easy to learn to play, relatively speaking. This is because of its fairly repetitive nature: the bars all follow a very repetitive structure, so you really only have to learn a single pattern and then just change the notes from bar to bar (except for the last couple of bars).

Bach’s Prelude in C major is one of the 24 pieces in his Well Tempered Clavier. From Wikipedia:

“The Well-Tempered Clavier (German: Das Wohltemperierte Klavier),[1] BWV 846–893, is a collection of solo keyboard music composed by Johann Sebastian Bach. He gave the title to a book of preludes and fugues in all 24 major and minor keys, dated 1722, composed “for the profit and use of musical youth desirous of learning, and especially for the pastime of those already skilled in this study.” Bach later compiled a second book of the same kind, dated 1742, with the title “Twenty-four Preludes and Fugues.” The two works are now considered to make up a single work, The Well-Tempered Clavier, or “the 48,” and are referred to as The Well-Tempered Clavier Book I and The Well-Tempered Clavier Book II respectively.[2] The Well-Tempered Clavier and Twenty-four Preludes and Fugues are generally regarded as being among the most influential works in the history of Western classical music”

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Here is a link to the sheet music of this prelude in PDF format. However, you will have to know how to read notes:
Bach’s prelude is a really great piece to learn is you are a beginning/intermediate pianist, since it’s (1) repetitive and not very complicated technique-wise, and (2) sounds very sophisticated (well, it’s Bach, so it really IS sophisticated!).

For those of you who are interested, the “chords” played are also spelled out on the screen (technically, Bach’s music is not based on “chords” so this is just a simple guideline provided by myself).

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New Free Online Piano Lessons: In this FREE online beginner piano tutorial we will be learning about the staff. You will learn about high notes and low notes, line notes, space notes, treble clef and bass clef, the Grand Staff and the right hand and left hand staves. You will also learn how notes move on the staff.
Lesson index, all found here:
1-1: The Grand Staff
1-2: Landmarks C and G
1-3: Introduction to Rhythm
1-4: Finger Gym #1
1-5: Bass Clef Landmarks C and F
1-6: Treble G’s Neighbors: F and A
1-7: So Easily and Hot Crossed Buns
1-8: Finger Gym #2
1-9: Bass F’s Neighbors: E and G
10: Sight Reading
11: F and Friends! and I Got This!
12: Finger Gym #3
13: Barlines, Time Signature and Measures
14: At the Park
15: Ear Training – Up and Down
16: Finger Gym #4
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Learn EVERY Major or Minor Piano Chord in 4 Minutes

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Showing how you can use a really simple formula (MATH) to make absolutely EVERY major or minor piano chord and play a version of any song (in record time!)

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Born on the mean streets of upper middle class suburban Chicago, Sean learned the ways of the world through the dizzying heights of success to the lonesome depths of failure and emerged with the promise of a better tomorrow reflecting in his eyes and fiery passion in his belly.
He plays and teaches guitar on his YouTube channel where he regularly releases original music and projects to the adulation of legions of fans, who often compare him to Chris Pratt and one time Ryan Reynolds. He’s currently in the market for a nice leather jacket.