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LESSON EIGHT: INTERMEDIATE STUDIES

Student NotesLook at the scales for each chord in the treble clef. Notice that a major sixth chord such as C6, F6, and G6 uses the number VI (6) note in the scale. Now look at major seventh chords such as Cmaj7, Fmaj7, and Gmaj7. Do you see that they use the number VII (7) note in the scale? If you saw C9, F9, and G9 which top note in the chord would you expect to play?

Answer: 9 notes away from the root note (C to D, F to G, and G to A)

When you see a chord name like C6, it is telling you to play the chord C major and also add the number VI (6) note.


Write down in your music workbook the number VI (6 th) note for each of the following chords. Remember the chord letter name (C, F, G, etc.) is the root note for the scale to use to figure out which note is the number VI note. Example the root note for D6 is D. Using D, construct a major scale based on D. Then you would see that the number VI note in the D scale is B. In your workbook you should have 3 columns. In the first column write in the chord name such as D6. In the next column to the right construct the major scale for a root note of D. In the last column write down the name of the number VI note.


D Show the notes for this scale on a staff The 6th is ?
C Show the notes for this scale on a staff The 6th is ?
E Show the notes for this scale on a staff The 6th is ?
F Show the notes for this scale on a staff The 6th is ?
G Show the notes for this scale on a staff The 6th is ?
A Show the notes for this scale on a staff The 6th is ?
B Show the notes for this scale on a staff The 6th is ?
D flat Show the notes for this scale on a staff The 6th is ?
E flat Show the notes for this scale on a staff The 6th is ?
F sharp Show the notes for this scale on a staff The 6th is ?
A flat Show the notes for this scale on a staff The 6th is ?
B flat Show the notes for this scale on a staff The 6th is ?


Congratulations! You now have the method and the knowledge to figure out any chord written for the piano! There are a few more tricks to learn but with what you've learned today, you'll be able to figure out about 85% of all the chords you'll ever see that are written using letters and numbers such as D6.

And, chords are like the different scales (with different numbers of sharps or flats). The more you use them, the more you will remember them without having to go through the construction process each time.

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