Guitar chord theory one – Major and minor chords

NEW VERSION OF THIS VIDEO youtu.be Part Two youtu.be This is a tutorial on triads and basic chord theory. It is aimed at guitarists, but the same theory applies to all instruments. In this tutorial you will learn how a major and minor chord are constructed. www.guitar-academy.com
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25 Responses to “Guitar chord theory one – Major and minor chords”

  • gchguitaracademy:

    Thank you . . .

  • vipin singh Kanwar:

    thanks this is very helpful to me for understanding.

  • gchguitaracademy:

    it’s not often someone says ‘love it’ about theory . .

  • Linda Laris:

    Love it.

  • guitarnoelhernandez:

    These are great, love it and thank you.

  • Thevisualguitrist32:

    This subject can be confusing. Been working at it for 50 years. We each have our own unique approach. There is no wrong way. I will link this vedio to my Quick Tip videos. Thanks and good luck, keep at it.

  • DripshiZL:

    Thank you and keep it up

  • DripshiZL:

    Holy f**k this is so simple. I’ve just started trying to learn how to play guitar and didn’t think I could ever learn chord theory. I’ve just been mindfucked.

  • MrCindersVeil:

    I only know how to finger A minor

  • gchguitaracademy:

    Bb = B flat, which is 1 down from B.

    A major is called Major because it takes its name from the Major scale, and that is also why it is C#. The scale of A major has a C# sharp in it and therefore so does the chord. The scale of A minor has a C natural and therefore Am chord has a C (C natural)

  • kuldeuec:

    What is Bb? I thought it’s directly C after B like EF…and so BC…
    Also is there any logic to see if A,C#,E =A-major why is it called major and how to it has C# instead of C w.r.t A-minor chord where A-min=A,C,E?

  • JuanAngeles326:

    Break Through!!!!!!!! I finally get it!

  • Nercrophage:

    Try learning from my teacher… This was a godsend for me lol. I’m not paying my teacher anymore…

  • angeldevotion:

    Great vid! Not exciting as some people will want it to be, but VERY HELPFUL. I am a beginner and would like to have a good chord/scales theory foundation, cos I want to be able to make improvisations and to be able to read scales properly. And you explain them so simple that even a kid would understand!
    Thank you!

  • JoJoPerez94:

    this is very helpful thanks

  • gchguitaracademy:

    Yes it is a typo, I have fixed it, I just need to upload the new video. Good observation skills . . .

  • 7QIA:

    Is that a typo at 1:14 ? D Major – Triad D F# A – A Major…? (not D Major?)

    Also what does the ‘#’ and the small ‘b’ in ‘Bb’ represent – i.e. how would they be played? (>.<)

  • TheDisturbed11:

    Thanks again and yes I’ve been trying to learn and pick up anything that can help me. I have been self taught for two years and this is my thirs and first year with lessons. My teacher is sort of an inspiration, he has been playing for over 40 years.

  • gchguitaracademy:

    Yes, improvisation is good for a lot of reasons. You learn to rescue yourself if you make a mistake on stage or in front of an audience, you learn to write your own music, you can learn to use (and improve) various techniques that you use when playing the guitar. And that’s just a few reasons to improvise.

    Good questions, your are obviously serious about learning . . .

  • TheDisturbed11:

    So would it be beneficial for improvisation?, and thanks for your advice.

  • gchguitaracademy:

    No, not for playing songs. Guitar theory is only useful if you want to understand why you are playing what you are playing, or if you want to write music. It is also essential if you want to teach eventually.

  • TheDisturbed11:

    Right now I’m learning basic guitar theory, modes, relative minors, chord structures, lead patterns, many scales, etc. but don’t see where it fits in to learning songs yet. Is guitar theory really worth the time?

  • gchguitaracademy:

    Simple answer is, it can’t.
    What chord progression are you thinking of ? ?

  • shooter1911colt:

    I have never found anything more vexing then trying to understand music theory.

  • goody8504:

    only if you don’t understand basic music theory