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A Chord is defined as three tones (notes) played/sang at the same time. The Major Scale from one of the 12 different keys of music is used to build chords.
Most people are familiar with the Major Scale. If you sing it:
Do Re Mi Fa Sol La Ti Do
8 tones (an octave) numbered 1 - 8
A Major Chord contains tones 1,3,5
If 3 people each sang a note, this would be called 3 part harmony.
A popular question I receive is, To play lead guitar/solo, how do I know what notes to play when someone is strumming chords?
Answer: Start to learn what notes make up the chord. Then additional notes can be found in the Major scale. Very often, alternate scales like the Minor Pentatonic Scale are used as target notes when playing Blues and Rock & Roll.
This scale contains tones: 1, flat 3, 4, 5, flat 7
For more information, please see my instructional video CDs:
Great stuff Keni, hope you don't mind if i place the link for the 4 string vid on my 4 string group page? (-:
Of course not. Please do. Thank you Steve for your interest and support. Enjoy, Keni Lee
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