In this piano for singers tutorial, I’m going to show you how to play major chords on piano in all twelve keys. Sound hard? This piano tutorial is super easy and perfect for beginners AND people who need a refresher.
This is one in a multiple-article series on piano for singers, where I make learning piano easy and fun. You’ll be accompanying yourself in no time!
The trick to easily learn major and minor triads is to understand how they are made up intervallically. For example, a major triad consists of a major third (4 half steps) on the bottom and a minor third (3 half steps) on the bottom.
A minor triad is the opposite: a minor third (3 half steps) on the bottom and a major triad consists of a major third (4 half steps) on the top.
Once you have figured out this pattern, you will have no problem playing any major or minor triad in any key.
This approach is WAY EASIER than memorizing key signatures or looking at a cheat sheet. Try it and soon you’ll be able to play major chords on piano in all the keys!
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