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Piano chords – Dictionary of piano chords

Find the notes of all the piano chords using this interactive dictionary!

This dictionary of online piano chords is free, simple & user friendly! It’ll help you learn to quickly figure out your chord grids & work out the notes & intervals of all existing chords.

Why use the online dictionary of piano chords?

The Piano chord grills you usually find online are often complex, & yet too simple, as they often only show one example per chord. If you use these, your piano playing will be mediocre, when in reality there are multiple possibilities for playing each chord. This piano chord dictionary will help you find them all in 2 clicks!

What is a chord?

Remember that a chord is an ensemble of notes played together at the same time. For purists, a chord is made of at least 3 notes. 2 notes played together is referred to as an interval. In practice, you don’t need to play all of the notes in a chord every time. You can choose the ones you want to play from the notes shown here.

How to use our online piano chord dictionary…

Our online chord dictionary will allow you to find any chord & identify the positions that allow you to play it!

Start by choosing the name of the chord you’d like to see from the drop down list on the top left of the keyboard. The right-hand drop-down list allows you to choose the chord scale (major, minor, augmented, diminished, seventh…)

Once you’ve chosen the chord & scale, the chord dictionary will indicate the notes that comprise the chord & will illustrate them on the keyboard, showing you the positions you can use to play the chord.

You can move along the keyboard using the arrows above the keyboard!

Do I need to learn all of these chords?

Of course not! This tool will help you figure out chords, & remove any doubts about what you’re playing. As you practice, you’ll slowly but surely start remembering the chords naturally. To help accomplish this, take the time to analyse the intervals between notes, these are the intervals you’ll need to memorize in order to reproduce them for each basic note. Don’t worry, your fingers are magical, they’ll naturally remember everything with time…

Want to follow mastering the piano chords?

Enjoy in your unlimited imusic-school subscription a course dedicated to the practice of the modern piano, through the reading of chord grids. Also enjoy an introduction to piano jazz with Jeff Martin, a masterclass of jazz accompaniment to the piano with André Manoukian. The chords are also discussed in Matthieu Gonet’s piano piano program. For the more informed, or to make a theoretical point, enjoy a harmonization course in current music, with Derek Sebastian.

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