Major Chord

A chord is a combination of three or more notes.


Chords are built from the root up. The root note is what the

chord will be named after. The root note is the first note of the chord.

  Minor Chord




Major Chord:





A major chord can be created with the first note of a scale (the root), the third note of a scale

and fifth note of a scale. Therefore a C major chord is made up of C, (the first note of the scale),

E (the third note of the scale) and G (the fifth note of the scale.)



















Minor Chord:





A minor chord is created with a similar pattern except the third is flattened.

Therefore, the C minor chord is C, Eb and G.




Minor chords have a melancholic feel to them in comparison with major chords,

which can sound happy and upbeat.