Chord Primer

Chord Primer

An overview of chords and chord voicings for piano and guitar. Click on the titles below.


Part 1: Chord roots

Part 2: Two- and three-note chords

Part 3: Chords with more than three notes

Part 4: Chord alterations

Part 5: Chords with other common roots

Part 6: Inversions and bass lines

Part 7: Chord substitutions


Guitar chord fingerings by key

An explanation of chords within each key, with downloadable charts. More coming soon.

Key of C