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Chord Spelling - An Alternate Approach

An alternate approach to determining the chord tones of any chord.

by Curt Sheller, Curt Sheller Publications

The quickest and most directly way to determine the chord tones of any chord are to use the scale degrees of its corresponding major scale.

For a major triad the chord tones are the 1st, 3rd and 5th scale degrees of a major scale starting on the root of the chord you're using to determine the chord tomes. For a minor triad you simply flat the 3rd.

For a C major chord the 1st, 3rd, and 5th of the C major scale ( C D E F G A B C ) are the C E and G. For C minor it's C Eb and G.

An alternate approach to determining the chord tones of any chord. Bottom-line is, it's the notes that make the chord, not the shape. A C chord is C, E, G - NOT this or that shape.

By memorizing one sequence of notes, your major scales and a few chord building rules we can learn the notes, to spell ANY chord.

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