Piano Chord Chart (Complete Guide)

Learn (all) Piano Chords

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This is my complete list of all main chords that I personally use as a composer.

You can now learn and apply all these chords in your music, by using the formula of semi notes (half steps). Every chord formula below can be used on any root key.

R = Root key of the chord. The numbers that follow after “R” are the number of keys you need to step to the right to get to the next note in the chord.

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Major Triad (C) = R + 4 + 3

Major Triad Chord


Minor Triad (Cm or Cmin)= R + 3 + 4

Chords - Minor Triad


Diminished Triad (Cor Cdim) = R + 3 + 3

Chords - Diminished Triad


Augmented Triad (C+ or Caug) = R + 4 + 4

Chords - Augmented Triad


Suspended 2nd (Csus2) = R + 2 + 5

Chords - Suspended 2nd


Suspended 4th (Csus4) = R + 5 + 2

Chords - Suspended 4th


Major 6th (C6 or CM6 or Cmaj6) = R + 4 + 3 + 2

Chords - maj6


Minor 6th (Cm6 or Cmin6) = R + 3 + 4 + 2

Chords - Minor 6th


Dominant 7th (C7 or Cdom7) = R + 4 + 3 + 3

Chords - Dominant 7th


Major 7th (CM7 or Cmaj7) = R + 4 + 3 + 4

Chords - Major 7th


Minor 7th (Cm7 or Cmin7) = R + 3 + 4 + 3

Chords - Minor 7th


Minor-Major 7th (CmM7 or Cmin/maj7) = R + 3 + 4 + 4

Chords - Minor Major 7th


Diminished 7th (Co7 or Cdim7) = R + 3 + 3 + 3

Chords - Diminished 7th


Half-Diminished 7th (Cø7 or Cm75) = R + 3 + 3 + 4

Chords - Half-Diminished 7th


Augmented 7th (C+7 or Caug7 or C75) = R + 4 + 4 + 2

Chords - Augmented 7th


Augmented major 7th (C+M7 or CM75) = R + 4 + 4 + 3

Chords - Augmented major 7th


Dominant 9th (C9) = R + 4 + 3 + 3 + 4

Chords - Dominant 9th


Major 9th (Cmaj9) = R + 4 + 3 + 4 + 3

Chords - Major 9th


Minor 9th (Cm9) = R + 3 + 4 + 3 + 4

Chords - Minor 9th


6/9 chord (C6/9) = R + 4 + 3 + 2 + 5

Chords - 6/9


Add 9th (Cadd9) = R + 4 + 3 + 7

Chords - add 9th

 

 


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