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Monday, July 11, 2011

Piano Chords -- How They Are Formed & How They Work - Reshared Knol

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by Duane Shinn, I'm a keyboard instructor -- piano mostly. I also create books & courses about music theory and piano playing. at www.PlayPiano.com, Medford, Oregon

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A chord is any group of 3 or more notes that are played at the same time. Broken chords, also known as arpeggios, are chords which are played one note at a time, but add up to 3 or more notes.



Chords are made from scales.



A scale is simply a row of notes in some consistent pattern. The word “scale” comes from a Latin word meaning “ladder” – notes ascend or descend the ladder rung by rung. The most-used scale is the major scale, which is a row of notes in alphabetical rotation in the following pattern:

The article has many images of scales.

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