How to build chords
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How to build chords

Learn how to build major, minor, dominant seventh and major seventh chords
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Created by Fernando Neves
Last updated 5/2017
English
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  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • At the end of the course the students will be able to build the chords in the 12 keys. Pop music are used as examples, so students will understand how to build and how to apply the chords. The theory used in the course applies to any instrument, but the examples in this course uses the piano keyboard to explanin the concepts.
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Requirements
  • Basic music knowledge is desirable. However the concepts are explained from the first beginning
Description

In this course you will learn how to build triads chords (major and minor) and also four notes chords adding the dominant seventh and the major seventh notes to them. Some knowledge in music is desirable, but not mandatory. 

We will start from the early beginning presenting the musical notes and how to locate them on the keyboard or piano.We will teach you everything about flats and sharps, diatonic scales, clefs, the basic on music notation, intervals, so you can understand the rules and will be able to read a note or a chord on a music sheet. 

Then we will build together the cycle of fifths and fourths and understand the relationship among the different tonalities and you will learn how a music transposition works. Then we will build all the major and minor chords and their inversions at the twelve keys and finally apply them to a small parts of pop music.

This course is formatted for piano and keyboard, however its theory applies to any musical instrument.

Join me in this journey!  See you there!

Who is the target audience?
  • musicians in general, music teachers and everybody that wants to improve instrument performance and understand more about chords theory
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Curriculum For This Course
26 Lectures
03:05:54
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Welcome to the course
1 Lecture 00:42
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Basic Stuffs
5 Lectures 33:23

A brief descriptio about melody, harmony and rhythm.

Basic Elements of Music
05:03

Music notes, C major diatonic scale, fltas and sharps notes, tonality and transposition

Notes names and the diatonic scale
05:34

Basic concepts of music notation, tremble and bass clefs, notes names and location at the score.

How music notation works
11:18

The symbols used for notes and rests and their values (whole, half, quarter, eighth, 16th, 32th notes and rests). Introduction to time signature.

Symbols and values for notes and rests
06:34

Understanding time signature. examples in 4/4, 3/4, 2/2 and 6/8.

Time signature
04:54
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Keys, scales and intervals
6 Lectures 44:35

Major scales built over the seven diatonic notes. Learning how to build the major scales in the keys of C major, D major, E major, F major, G major, A major and B ,major.

Major scales in several keys
05:28


Playing the major scales in 12 keys following the cycle of fifths.
01:22

Definition and examples of major, minor and perfect intervals, augmented and diminished intervals.

Introduction to intervals
06:03

Unisson, perfect octave, perfect fourth and perfect fifth. Minor second, major second, minor third and major third, minor sixth and major sixth. Table of intervals.


Intervals continuation
07:51

Intervals and key signatures. Examples of perfect fifth, minor third, perfect fourth and minor seventh i Cmajor, D major and E major keys.

Preview 09:18
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Building Chords
14 Lectures 01:47:14

Introduction of chord and scales theory .

Introductio to chords and scales in any key
09:27

Example applying simple chords to a music.

Preview 07:34

Building major chords in all 12 keys.

Major chords in 12 keys
08:15

Minor chords built in 12 keys.

Minor chords in 12 keys
16:43

Relative scales and chords definitions and examples.

Preview 03:27

Relative chords and scales in 12 keys

Relative Scales and chords part 2
05:30

Summary of relative chords in all 12 keys

Relative chords table
04:18

Triads inversion and voice leading concept. First, second and third inversions to major and minor chords.

Inversions and voice leading
05:53

Applying chords to the music I will always love you.

Example: using the chords in a music
12:09

chords built with four notes. Formula to build domant seventh and major seventh chords.

four notes chords
06:55

Dominant seventh and major seventh chord inversions for a better voice leading.

Dominant seventh and Major seventh chords inversions - Part 1
08:27

Applying triads, major seventh and dominant seventh chords and its inversions to the music What a wonderful world.

Example: Using major and dominant seventh in a music - Part 1
09:31

Applying triads, major seventh and dominant seventh chords and its inversions to the music What a wonderful world.

Preview 08:48

Conclusion
00:17
About the Instructor
Fernando Neves
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105 Students
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Musician, Teacher and Engineer

I am a musician, teacher and engineer. I work to integrate my background as musician and engineer with Education. I play  instruments such as guitar, keyboard and mandolin. I also worked as music  producer and as a musician in an specific project. I want to share my experience in integrating music  theory,  instrument practice and music arrangement. 


Sou  Músico, professor e engenheiro. Busco integrar minha formação em engenharia e música  com Educação. Domino vários instrumentos como violão, teclado e bandolim. Também trabalhei com produção musical como produtor e músico. Quero dividir minha experiência em integrar a teoria da música à prática do instrumento ou desenvolvimento do arranjo musical.