How to Find Chords from Notes??

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

  1. lalbamboo

    lalbamboo New 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. alex

    alex New 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

    jayanth <.: : Call Quits : :.>

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

    DONKING New Member

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

    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. zain

    zain New Member

    yh right rabi sultan
  7. rabi_sultan

    rabi_sultan <Bulla Ki Jana>

    what do you mean by yh right?
  8. ronnieanand

    ronnieanand n00bier 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

    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..

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