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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 tones. For a minor triad you simply flat the 3rd.
For a C or 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 (Cm) it's C Eb and G.
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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