Piano Chords

Chords on the Piano

Learn to play Chords on the piano in this section of the site.  You will discover how to play simple three note chords and all the tricks to playing the more difficult chords.  Learn how to play inversions while becoming more familiar with what chords go to what key.  Rock on Baby!

Good luck and jam out with some sweet Chords! 

NEED MORE STRUCTURE?  Check out the Curriculum Page for Piano Chords

Chord Knowledge

One of the big secrets to playing piano by ear is learning how to play lots of chords. If you’ve ever seen a house being built you’ll notice that there is a point when the house is just a skeleton/frame. It may just be lumber, brick or steal—but there is nothing else there at that point. This is what your chords are. If you can have a good understanding of chords then you can build everything else on top of them and construct your house to display whatever unique look you desire. In music that “unique look” is called “style”. After you know your piano chords simply alter notes and rhythms and all the sudden you’ll have a blues, country, worship, funk, classic or other awesome style.

Inversions and 7ths

Secret to Creating Inversions

Inversions Secret – Basic Lesson
Inversions Secret – Intermediate Lesson

7th Chords

FREE C7 CM7 Cm7 | All 7th Chords
7th Chords Trick – Basic Lesson
7th Chords Trick with Inversions – Intermediate
7th Chords Upper Structure – Advanced

Chord Workouts

These chord workouts will help your ear and hands in many different ways. The Beginner Diatonic Chords improve music theory and enhance your ability to pick out a song by ear. The Intermediate and Advanced levels train your hands and eyes to see inversions which are essential to sounding like a great player.


Here is a way to test how well you know your root major and minor triads on the piano. Not only do you have to know them but you’ll also have to move in the circle of 4ths. Are you up for it? Major and Minor in 4ths