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What are major chords and minor chords in keyboard?

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Major chords - 1, 3, 5 Minor chords - 1, b3, 5 These numbers represent the degrees or notes in a major scale. For ex: C Major scale - C, D, E, F, G, A, B 1, 3, 5 - C, E, G 1,b3,5 - C, Eb, G Major chords are bright and happy sounding while minor chords sound dark.

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The difference between Major and Minor chords is use of the 3rd note. If we'll use the third note flat it will become a minor chord and will produce a soft sound and if we'll use the third note normal the chord will be major.

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There is a very minor variation in the triad that causes the tonal variation. In simple words Major sounds more happy and majestic, whereas minor sounds very emotional and sentimental.

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In western music chord major is formed by combination of 1st,3rd and 5th note of a scale and minor chord by combination of 1st,3rd flattened and 5th note of a scale.

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A sound which bring into consonance or harmony is called Chord. Typically it consits of 3 notes (root, 3rd and 5th) which will be played together. E.g., C Major Scale: C D E F G A B C So as per this formula, the chord would be C-E-G. It called C-Major chord. Similarly for minor scale:- C Minor:...
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A sound which bring into consonance or harmony is called Chord. Typically it consits of 3 notes (root, 3rd and 5th) which will be played together. E.g., C Major Scale: C D E F G A B C So as per this formula, the chord would be C-E-G. It called C-Major chord. Similarly for minor scale:- C Minor: C D D# F G A B C. So as per this formula, the chord would be C-D#-G. It called C-Minor chord. read less

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Major and minor. Minor scale have variations.. Natural, harmonic,

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