How to Learn Many Chords on Piano Using Two Shapes and the Numbers 1 to 5
Updated: March 29, 2019
Two “basic” fingerings — just two of exactly the same shape using the same fingers, but starting from the various “fundamental” notes — will work for all major, minor, 7th, major 7th and minor 7th chords for chording on piano, using 3 fingers but with some adding a 4th finger — explained below.
You may have thought of the basic chords as complicated and massive information to memorize and learn theory about, but now think of the shapes of the hands and the fingering to simplify it a great amount. Learn to visualize the simplicity of a system that is consistent and familiar.