How to Hear the Differences Between These 4 Chords For Beginners On Piano



Welcome students, today we are talking about the differences between 4 main types of chords. These chords include major, minor, diminished, and augmented triads. Even for beginners, it is important to be able to hear the difference between these basic chords. By the end of this tutorial, you should have a pretty good idea on how to determine which chord is being played based solely on its sound. Keep in mind that during this lesson I may use the terms triads and chords interchangeably. This is because a triad is a type of chord with three notes.

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00:56 The major triad – Has a happy and pleasing sound
02:31 The minor triad – Has a sad and dark sound
07:03 The diminished triad – Has a dark, scary, and tense sound
12:04 The augmented triad – Has a slightly brighter, mysterious yet tense sound

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