This is the first in a series of piano for singers tutorials. In this 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.
How to Master Chords on Piano
The trick to mastering piano chords on piano is to understand how the five note major pentascale is organized. The intervallic pattern of whole step-whole step-half step-whole step is the same in every key, so as long as you are able to repeat that pattern, then you will have no problem playing in every key.
Once you have figured out that basic scale pattern on the piano, then you just need to play the root, third and fifth of that pattern – it’s the major chord!
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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