Learning how to play a minor banjo chord progression is an important element of learning to play the instrument. When you start playing the first time, you may be overwhelmed with the number of chords you need to learn.
A major chord is a two-note chord that is followed by a six-note chord in the bass and a four-note chord in the treble. A minor chord is also two notes but only in the bass and treble range. A third chord, usually a seventh, is added to make the chord count an octave higher.
When starting out, the most common types of minor chords are C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C#, D#, and Em. The interval of a C-minor chord is a fifth above the root. A D minor chord is a third above the root.
A major chord is a three-note chord that is followed by another chord in the treble and bass ranges. The major scale includes the major and minor scales as well as the major and minor seventh scales. You will learn about these two scales in the next article.
A minor chord has no leading tone. The root note of a minor chord is the second lowest note in the keyboard. A seventh chord is a chord that is written as a seventh note above the root.
A seventh chord can be an entirely different sound from a seventh chord in the major scale. The intervals between the notes of a major chord are very different than those of a minor chord. The intervals between the notes of a major chord are referred to as the major-minor scale.
The second note of a minor chord is a third lower than the root. A minor seventh chord has no leading tone. The interval of a minor seventh chord is a fifth below the root.
A seventh chord is the interval of a sixth above the root. The intervals between the notes of a major seventh chord are very different than those of a minor seventh chord. The intervals between the notes of a major seventh chord are referred to as the major-minor scale.
When playing basic chords, you should begin by learning the lowest sound possible for each chord. By reading this article, you are taking the first step towards learning how to play the basic chords. Once you have this foundation, it is easy to move on to other minor chords.
Once you have developed a foundation for the fundamental chords, you can move on to minor seventh chords. A simple progression to work on is the I, IV, V, vi, and vii.
Just like the previous chords, the I, IV, V, vi, and vii chords should be the most basic chords you learn. When learning to play a minor seventh chord, you will learn how to play all of the other chords with just a chord change. This article will give you a simple step-by-step guide to take when beginning to play a minor seventh chord.
If you can make one chord change, you will be able to play all the other chords. In the next article, we will discuss all of the combinations of chords you can play. Stay tuned for more.