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EMT Lesson Three  How to create and play chords

Using formulas to construct all chords

Using the scale of A major as an example, the chord forms covered so far can all be created:

Figure 14. Deriving chords from the (A) major scale   (Enlarge)

Figure 14. Deriving chords from the (A) major scale

Thus, the chords can be derived for any major scale covered so far:

Figure 15. Deriving chords from the (A) major scale   (Enlarge)

Figure 15. Deriving chords from the (A) major scale

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