Have you been looking all over the internet for a free printable piano chord chart? Well, look no further.
These two chords are the foundation of every chord you will ever learn. Once you learn the major and minor chord, you will be able to build almost any other more complex chord.
The reason for this is because each chord is a derivative, or built from, the major chord or minor chord.
Don’t believe me?
Take a look at the two chords below. There is a C Major Chord on the left and a Cmaj7 chord on the right. Notice anything in common?
The Cmaj7 contains the exact same notes as the C Major Chord, with only one additional note. C Major is made up of C, E, and G, while Cmaj7 contains the notes C, E, G, and B.
Crazy isn’t is?
This is just one example of how once you learn major and minors you can then use the foundation of those two chords to start building more difficult and complex chords.
Type of Piano Chords Charts
Here I have included one printable piano chord chart for major chords and one for minor chords.
Not only have I included the notes labeled on the piano keyboard, I have included the chords labeled on sheet music.
Most people don’t think that it’s important to read music once they start learning chords. It’s actually the exact opposite.
Once you start to learn chords, it makes it easier to learn to read to sheet music.
You can use the printable piano chord chart to help to become better at reading sheet music as well.
One of the benefits of using the sheet music that is included in the piano chords chart is that you will help you start to recognize chord structures in sheet music. You will start to notice what a Major chord and a minor chord looks like on the piano staff.
This is helpful because rather then having to read each note individually, you can now start to recognize chord shapes on the staff. You will be able to recognize each chord and the shape that it makes on the staff without reading the notes individually or taking the time to study the sheet music.
Chord Chart Sheet Music
There's Still More
There is a whole lot more then just knowing the notes in the printable piano chord chart, such as Fingering, Inversions, and so on. Simply recognizing the chords above leaves out a lot of essential information.
The piano chord encyclopedia includes everything you will need to learn chords. It has almost every chord that you will ever need to know. It also has every inversion and the correct fingering for every chord and much more.
How The Printable Piano Chord Chart Can Be Used
Having this piano chord chart is great. It allows you to have a chart of the major and minor chords right there with you at the piano when you are playing or practicing piano.
Printing these charts can use up a lot of ink in your printer though. Because of the density of the black keys in the chart, you should be careful not to print these charts too often.
You can also lower the density of the printing in your printer settings. Search through the printer settings and find where you can adjust the quality of the images. Use a lesser quality printer setting to use less ink.
Print out the printable piano chord and leave it with you at the piano. When you get stuck with the notes in a chord, go to it to find the chord you need. If you are need more help then what is here in these charts you can take a look at the piano chord encyclopedia.