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(1) What is a chord? Simply put, a chord is a combination of any three or more notes played together.  In this lesson, we begin creating chords with the E Major Scale.
(2) Tip:  If you are familiar with voice parts (bass, tenor, alto, or soprano), playing chords will be easy for you...keep this concept in mind. (3) What does the E Major Chord sound like?    Click to hear the E Major Chord. When you are comfortable playing these chords, move on and practice the F major chords.    Click on the F in the triangle below to continue. Major E Scale - 1st Inversion Major E Scale - 2nd Inversion (4) When a chord is played in the first inversion, the primary note or keynote is always the-topmost note of your chord. When a chord is played in the second inversion, the primary note or keynote is always the middlemost note of your chord. Major E Scale - Root Position
C D F Click on each note to learn more chords... E Major chords are ready for you!

Ab  B        E

E      Ab   B        E

B         E      Ab

G A B