I'm always seeing minor chords sprinkled within a chord chart, well... most of the time. So, let's review for a minute. You've learned:
- how to construct the major Interval
- how to construct the perfect Interval
Major Third: Distance between root and (3) degree
Perfect Fifth Interval: Distance between root and 5th
The (major chord) is created by combining the major third and perfect fifth intervals.
For example, in (C major), a major third interval is from (C) to (E). A perfect fifth interval is from (C) to (G).
Combining these two intervals looks like the following:
(C) to (E) and (C) to (G).
Since the root is used in both intervals and can only be played once, the (C major) chord is:
(C) + (E) + (G).
The (minor chord) is created just like the major chord. The only difference is that it utilizes a "minor third" interval instead of a "major third" interval ( the perfect fifth remains the same).
If a major third is the difference between the root and (3) degree, what do you think a minor third is?
Minor Third: Difference between the root and lowered (3) degree.
The minor third is a major third interval "squeezed in" by a half step. For example, in (C major), the major third interval is from (c) to (E).
The minor third simply lowers the (E) a half step to (E flat). Thus a minor third is: (C) - (E flat)
Major Third = (C) - (E)
Minor Third = (C) - (E flat)
Perfect Fifth = (C) - (G)
Combining a Minor third and a Perfect fifth creates a minor chord: (C) + (E flat) + (G)
Here are other ways of figuring out a major or minor chord:
Major Chord: Take the (1) (3) and (5) of the major scale and play them all together.
Minor Chord: take the (1) (3) and (5) of the minor scale and play them all together. Learning all your major and minor scales will allow you to know all of your major and minor chords.
C Major = (C) (E) (G)
C Minor = (C) (Eb) (G)... b equals the notation for flat. Try learning the major and minor chords of all 12 keys. Just use the same exact pattern.
Do you have a favorite song from the band? I like "Do You Feel the Mountains Tremble?" and "Lord You Have My Heart."
- I Could Sing of Your Love Forever
Here's the song in two different keys, F and G
The following chord chart is from Deeper
Verse: D2 Em7 Over the mountains and the sea, G2 Your river runs with love for me, Asus and I will open up my heart D2 and let the Healer set me free. Em7 I'm happy to be in the truth, G2 and I will daily lift my hands: Asus for I will always sing of when Your love came down. Chorus: D2 Em7 I could sing of Your love forever, G2 Asus I could sing of Your love forever, D2 Em7 I could sing of Your love forever, G2 Asus I could sing of Your love forever, Bridge thingy: Em/B Bm Oh, I feel like dancing - hey yeaah G/B A/B it's foolishness I know; G/B Bm but, when the world has seen the light, G/B they will dance with joy, A/B like we're dancing now.
- Chords Used in This Song
Deeper: The D:finitive Worship Experience
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