Guitar: What is a Chord, Really? Chord progression and Chord alchemy

So now that you have gotten to know the major scale, the minor scale and the pentatonic scale Let's learn how chords are derived from the major scale Like the minor scale and the pentatonic scale also were I bet you have some kind of idea of what a chord is

And first of all Chords are derived from major scale And while scales are played horizontally Chords are played vertically So let's check it out! Now, In the first video, you will learn in under 5 minutes How a major chord and minor chord are derived from the major scale And it all comes down to 3 essential ingredients The 1st, the 3rd note and the 5th note of the scale Now, the majornes or minorness is determined by the 3rd Because the 1st and the 5th tone remain the same in a chord, but if you change 3rd note in a chord Then you suddenly have a different chord, but check out the video Let check out how chords work together in order to create a song! Now we have the 1 If you have the D major scale

We have a D right here Let's say the song goes in the key of D Then we have the D, the D major So, what chords can we put together with a D major? So let's check it out We have the D and then we have the E, which is number 2 And number 2 is a minor Then we have number 3 which also is a minor F sharp Then we have number 4 which is a G And number 4 is a major And then we have the 5th which is an A, also a major And then we have number 6 That is a minor, also known as the relativ minor

So whenever somebody is talking about the relativ minor They are talking about the 6th scale step in the major scale So we have 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 A D major, that goes really well with a B minor They fit really well together But check out this video, that also explain how chord progressions are created Now, let's try to go beyond just a straight out major or an minor chord And begin to add some flavor to our chords, mood and nuances to the music So we can do that by making some suspended notes to the chord For example we have the D major again We have the D major chord here, but if we add the 4th note of an scale to a chord Right here just by simply putting our finger on it The pinky finger on it, right Now, we can keep the first, the 3rd and the 5th note of an scale, but we also want to add the 4th It kind of like gives it a suspended sound Can you here that it sounds good right And we can go beyond that We can also add some 7th note of the scale

So we have the D major again We can go like this instead of having this walk up, we can remove the pinky and then we have the seventh note of the scale Check out this picture or this video of how to add some good flavor to you chords

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