In today’s free jazz piano lesson we’re going to take a look at 4 different ways of playing minor chords.
Once you learn these sweet chords you’ll have the ability to play a lot more interesting sounds every time you see minor chords written in a chord chart.
I would recommend you watch the video lesson first. You can then check out the notation, the tips, and the extra lessons below.
(Click on the notation for a downloadable pdf. Feel free to share.
The only thing that I ask is that you remember to add a link back to www.freejazzlessons.com)
Music Theory Explanations
Make sure you eventually learn to play these piano chords in all your keys. Taking a look at the chord theory explanations below should help.
- The minor (add9) chord is built with a root, a 9th, a minor 3rd, and a 5th.
- The minor (maj. 7th) chord is built with a major 7th, a 9th, a minor 3rd, and a 5th.
- The minor 7th chord is built with a minor 7th, a 9th, a minor 3rd, and a 5th
- The minor 6th chord is built with a 6th, a 9th, a minor 3rd, and a 5th
More Piano Chords For You To Learn From
If you’re looking for more information on piano chords there are tons of other chord lessons on this site. You’ve come to the right place!
I hope you’ve enjoyed the sounds of these minor chords! My challenge to you is to make sure you throw them into some of your favorite songs.
Where do you plan on using these chords? Is there a particular standard you love to play that could use a refresh? Please leave a comment below and let us know!
If you’re new here please subscribe to the free jazz lessons email list to receive all the latest lessons as soon as their released right in your inbox!