What is a chord? | Easy Ear Training

What is a chord?

A chord is three or more notes played at once.

Different combinations of notes will create different chord sounds. Some work well together – some not so much!

(E major triad)

Learning about the different types of chord, and learning to recognise them by ear is a key part of harmonic ear training and very important for composing, writing songs and playing by ear.

A series of chords played one after another is called a chord progression.

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