Three types of Piano Chords

If you’ve decided to learn to play the piano, then knowing music theory and piano chords will definitely be useful.

Although you may have the urge to simply buy a piano and start practicing scales, chords are necessary to add color and variation to your musical composition.

Let’s take a closer look at piano chords.

In simple terms, chords can be classified as any two notes stacked on top of each other vertically, however when using the word “chord” most people think of three stacked notes.

The 3 most common piano chords are major, minor and diminished chords.

The below image will help you understand and remember the different types of chords.