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How to Make Chords

This table shows which notes make up the chords. Check with the tables for each root note ( 'A' to 'G' ) and form the chords from the notes listed. Any 'spare' notes can be duplicates of those listed to avoid having a non-sounding string. e.g. for a major chord with 3 notes, duplicate one of the notes on the unused string (see chord charts 'A' to 'G'). This is not an exhaustive list of all the chords which can be formed but it is a list of the commonly used ones.

Key to symbols:
- indicates a flattened note
-- means flattened twice
+ indicates a sharpened note
x means any of the notes of the triad can be repeated

Triads Power
or
Modal
           
Major Minor Augmented Diminished Suspended 4th 5th 6th 7th Major 7th Minor 7 Dim7 Add9
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
3 3- 3 3- 4 5 3 3 3 3- 3- 3
5 5 5+ 5- 5 1 5 5 5 5 5- 5
x x x x x 5 6 7- 7 7- 7-- 9 (2)