is considered a "happy" sound.
Major will be Red
triad is stable.
is considered a
"somber" sound. minor
will be Blue.
So is the major
are made of scale intervals from the Major Scale.
A minor triad is an inverted
a Major 3rd +
is a minor 3rd
+ Major 3rd
triad can be (6 1 3)
of the major
6 is the most stable "unstable" note, 1 and 3 are
See Modes for more
each triad is stable
you play a minor chord and add the major 3rd, it'll
sound wrong. (Blues music does this)
If you play a Major chord and add the minor 3rd, it'll sound
Each basic chord is Major
With the exception of chord 7.
The 7 chord is Diminished.
It has a b5
instead of 5.
It's very tense, and it ussually resolves to the 1 chord. It
always does in popular music.
Label Major, minor and
diminished with roman numerals. You'll
see this quite often.
played a proper chord in years. I
play proper guitar [laughs].
avoid the major third like the plague. I
like the ambiguity between the major and the minor chords. I tend to isolate the chords down to
three notes and then octaves
of the notes."
MAJOR and MINOR
first chord you play sets the tone.
It influences the sound of the next chord.
Major and Relative
Minor describe patterns
of chord usage.
Every key has a relative
Major and minor.
The systems use the exact same
notes and chords. They're just labeled
reason: Chords control the "tonality".
If you're playing minor chords, no scale will make
the music sound Major.
You have to play Major chords to sound Major.
why Major and minor are two different
is the Relative minor Key of G major.
If your song is in G major (G),
but you start playing in E minor
will be minor until you switch to Major, and then it
will be Major.
COMPARE THE SYSTEMS
minor key starts on the 6 chord, instead of the 1 chord.
6 chord becomes the 1 chord.
4, 5 in minor are 6, 2, 3
1, 4, 5 in Major
still 1, 4, 5
1 note is E
1 chord is E minor
The 4 and 5 chords are minor.
1 note is G
1 chord is G Major
The 4 and 5 chords are Major.
is part of G Major.
But you can think of it as a seperate key.
1 4 5 chords in Major and minor.
1 4 5 in minor
and 1 4 5 in Major are Defining Chord Progressions.
They define the key or mode.
progressions can only occur certain ways (in a key).
When you hear one, it tells your ear the root note.
your music ambiguouse by avoiding
these progresions until you're ready to identify the
The minor scale is
also called the Aeolian mode. (mode
Chords follow the same pattern, but are labeled
differently because of the different interval qualities.