7th Chord Trick – BASIC
About This Lesson
How to Play a 7th Chord on the Piano
A 7th chord is made up of the 1 3 5 and 7 of a scale. There are different kinds of 7th chords that can be created by altering the 3rd, 5th or 7th. But let’s not think about that right now!
The 7th Chord Trick
- The first things you need to know are your Major and Minor Chords.
- Take the root note (far left in the root position) of your chord and drop it down a half or whole step.
- Get up and dance like a chicken.
NOTE – Steps 1 and 2 are optional. (that was a joke)
Take a Major Chord and drop the root note down a half step.
Take a Major Chord and drop the root note down a whole step.
Take a Minor Chord and drop the root note down a whole step.
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