# How to Find Chords from Notes??

Discussion in 'Beginner's Q&A Forum' started by lalbamboo, Aug 8, 2004.

1. ### lalbambooNew Member

Could anyone explain how do you find chords from the notes of songs.Moreover how do you find out if its a major or minor scale ??
do help.
I try playing the notes but cant find the appropriate chord.

2. ### alexNew Member

hmm........ gud question , wrong section - pls post your request on right section any you will . get reply . I am also luking for that..... and got the reply .... chk out scales...... but im still working on it. :think:

3. ### jayanth&lt;.: : Call Quits : :.&gt;

Moved to Beginners q&A.. Check out the Tutorials in the Tutorials section guys..

4. ### DONKINGNew Member

I Am Looking For The Guitar Chords Of The Song Dilbara Dilbara Apan Ki Tu.............

5. ### rabi_sultan<Bulla Ki Jana>

look up on the internet or on this forum for basic chord theory
furthermore you will also need to learn scales and intervals.

but here's the jist of it:

you have a scale, lets say C major, this will determine the notes and the chords that you are allowed to play. For desi music scale = rag, although its more complex since the ascents and descents are always different, kinda like the minor scale

the notes of C major are C, D, E, F, G, A and B

each of these notes make up the root of a chord

dependant on the position of each of these notes in the scale affects its chord type

so in C Major scale the chords become:
Cmaj Dmin Emin Fmaj Gmaj Amin Bdim

however the 7th note is sometimes flattended by one semitone and converted into a major so Bdim becomes Bb/A# major

Also if you have the note E then these are the chords you can play:
C maj, Emin and Amin.

This is because of the triad chord theory which states that all chords are made up of three notes.
Cmaj = C E G
Emin = E B G
Amin = A C E

but look through this forum (Beginners Q&A) for more detailed info and something that may sound less confusing

hope that helps!

6. ### zainNew Member

yh right rabi sultan

7. ### rabi_sultan<Bulla Ki Jana>

what do you mean by yh right?

8. ### ronnieanandn00bier th@n th0u

That's a good question and some simple formula will clarify it.

All Major Scales follow this simple rule.

F F H --- F --- F F H

It's like a pair of Full Full Half Steps separated by one Full Step.

So a C Major Scale would be

C (F) -> D (F) -> E (H) -> F (F) -> G (F) -> A (F) -> B (H) -> C

So the scale would be C D E F G A B C.

Apply the same thing to other notes as well.

Now count the above scale as 1 down to 8 and wrapping around to 1.

So a C Major Chord formula is 1 3 5 = C E G
A C Minor Chord formula is 1 b3 (Read it as Flat 3) and 5 = C D# G

Take a C Major and add the 7th, to get the 7th.

These simple theories are pretty important.

I suggest you do the scales and then learn the chords. This method is not adopted usually but this method really rocks.

9. ### jayanth&lt;.: : Call Quits : :.&gt;

THats the rigth way Zain.. and

@Donking. This is not a tab request thread.. So Please post your request in the request forum..