Guitar For Kids — The C Chord-beef怎么读�

Hi gang! In this lesson, we’re gonna talk about the C chord. But before we do that, let’s talk about chords in general. All chords have certain parts to them. They all have what’s called a "root". The root is merely the letter name of whatever chord you’re playing. If you are playing a C chord, for example, the root would be C. But there’s more. They also have what called a 3rd, and a 5th. All basic chords have a root, a 3rd, and a 5th. Other chords may have more than that, for example, a 7th. Basic chords also have formulas. There are two types of basic chords — major chords and minor chords. Each has its own formula. The formula for a major chord is: root + major 3rd (or M3) + minor 3rd (or m3) ie. R + M3 + m3 The formula for a minor chord is: root + minor 3rd (or m3) + major 3rd (or M3) ie. R + m3 + M3 And now…… The C chord! The C chord is a major chord. How do I know that? Because it doesn’t have an "m" (which stands for minor) after the letter name. Sometimes you will see a C chord these ways: C C Maj C MAJ C MAJOR C M (upper case M) Approximately 96.876461093678908256 percent of the time, you will just see the C, and that’s it. Which one of the others you see the rest of the time depends on… whoever writes what you happen to be reading. I know that sounds lame — but it’s true. Most of the time, it will be just good ol’ "C". So.. Seeing that the C chord is a major chord, it will use the formula for a major chord (R + M3 + m3) On the chromatic scale, a major 3rd is equal to 4 half steps. A minor 3rd is equal to 3 half-steps. What are the notes in a C chord? Let’s start with the root — C Now we have to look at the chromatic scale and add a major 3rd (M3). A major 3rd is 4 half-steps. So, looking at the chromatic scale, what are 4 half-steps up from C? A A#/Bb B C C#/Db D D#/Eb E F F#/Gb G G#/Ab A Answer: E So now we need a minor 3rd (m3) up from E. A minor 3rd will always be 3 half-steps. Looking at the chromatic scale, what are 3 half-steps up from E? Answer: G There be your trusty C chord – C E G. In fact, these 3 notes DEFINE what a C chord is. A C chord will have a C, an E, and a G. ONLY. There are no other notes in a C chord BY DEFINITION. So don’t try it, ’cause if ya do, it won’t be a C chord anymore. It’ll be a C… something — but NOT a C. One more itty bitty thing before we look again at the chord fingering. The C chord is C E G, right? And E is the 3rd of C, right? And…. G is the 3rd of E, right? And…. G is ALSO the 5th of C, right? C D E F G 1 2 3 4 5 Right! That means that another way to look at a chord is that it has a root, a 3rd, and a 5th. Right? R + 3 + 5 For a major chord, R + 3 + 5 means R + M3 + m3 For a minor chord, R + 3 + 5 means R + m3 + M3 Are we cool with all of this? Let’s look at the chord fingering for the C chord. The high E is on the right. [ X 3 2 0 1 0 ] The first high E string is open — so there’s an E. The second string has the first finger on the 1st fret. That happens to be a C. The open third string happens to be a G. The fourth string has the second finger on the second fret. This note happens to be an E. The fifth string has the third finger on the third fret. This note is a C. The sixth string (although it’s an E string) is not played normally this way. So… don’t play this string. So what we are playing from high to low is E C G E C X. Do you see that the ONLY notes in this chord are C, E, and G? That’s it. No others. None. Nada. It does NOT matter that some notes are repeated. It only matters that it has a C, an E, and a G in it. Later on, you will learn other ways to play a C chord, but there still will be only the C, the E, and the G. C E G — That’s the C chord. Memorize this. Are ya done yet? Professor Bruno Noteworthy 相关的主题文章: