Basic Piano / Keyboard Chord Shapes

Piano Chords and Chord Shapes

This section contains basic chord shapes for piano / keyboard chords, making these chords easy to play.

This page is dedicated only to the main set of major, minor, 7th and major 7th chords. 

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Basic Piano Chords and Chord Shapes. This page is dedicated only to the main set of major, minor, 7th and major 7th chords
Fig 1 : Reference diagram for piano chord shapes

Refer to the diagram above and use the numbers to dictate the notes to be used.
Key number 3 is middle C.

Piano Chord 1st Key 2nd Key 3rd Key 4th Key
C maj (Major) - View Picture 3 7 10  
C min (Minor) 3 6 10  
C7 3 7 10 13
Cmaj7 3 7 10 14
C# maj (Major) / Db 4 8 11  
C# min (Minor) / Db min 4 7 11  
C#7 / Db7 4 8 11 14
C#maj7 / Dbmaj7 4 8 11 15
D maj (Major) - View Picture 5 9 12  
D min (Minor) 5 8 12  
D7 5 9 12 15
Dmaj7 5 9 12 16
D# maj (Major) / Eb 6 10 13  
D# min (Minor) / Eb min 6 9 13  
D#7 / Eb7 6 10 13 16
D#maj7 / Ebmaj7 6 10 13 17
E maj (Major) - View Picture 7 11 14  
E min (Minor) 7 10 14  
E7 7 11 14 17
Emaj7 7 11 14 18
F maj (Major) - View Picture 8 12 15  
F min (Minor) 8 11 15  
F7 8 12 15 18
Fmaj7 8 12 15 19
F# maj (Major) / Gb 9 13 16  
F# min (Minor) / Gb min 9 12 16  
F#7 / Gb7 9 13 16 19
F#maj7 / Gbmaj7 9 13 16 20
G maj (Major) - View Picture 5 10 14  
G min (Minor) 5 10 13  
G7 5 10 14 8
Gmaj7 5 10 14 9
G# maj (Major) / Ab 6 11 15  
G# min (Minor) / Ab min 6 11 14  
G#7 / Ab7 6 11 15 9
G#maj7 / Abmaj7 6 11 15 10
A maj (Major) - View Picture 7 12 16  
A min (Minor) 7 12 15  
A7 7 12 16 10
Amaj7 7 12 16 11
A# maj (Major) / Bb 8 13 17  
A# min (Minor) / Bbmin 8 13 16  
A#7 / Bb7 8 13 17 11
A#maj7 / Bbmaj7 8 13 17 12
B maj (Major) - View Picture91418 
B min (Minor)91417 
B79 141812
Bmaj79141813

Important Note
You can play the chords using any combination of these keys.
For Example : The chord of C Major can be played in the following ways

Piano Chord1st Key2nd Key3rd Key
C maj 1st Position3710
C maj 2nd Position71015
C maj 3rd Position101519

As you can see for position 2, the C note ( key number 3 ) in position 1, is moved to the next octave up ( key number 10 ), and so on.

Click Here for a list of 16 C Chords and how to transpose them to other keys

How to Play Basic Piano / Keyboard Chords and Chord Shapes.




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