Here’s a free downloadable piano chord catalog, which I recently put together, for all visitors and members.
Students: For anyone reading and watching my series called Chords 108, this can serve as a companion chord catalog for quick reference (specifically, for double-checking your new chord memory skills) .
Chords are listed alphabetically. Each chord is spelled out by using a simple image (consisting of dots on a keyboard, indicating which keys/notes make up the chord in question).
Important: This piano chord book can be useful to any musician, not just to those who are studying ‘Chords 108.’
In a nutshell, all the standard three and four-note chords are illustrated.
LIST OF ALL CHORD TYPEs PICTURED IN THIS BOOK
Major triads (all)
Minor triads (all)
Major 7th chords (all)
Minor 7th chords (all)
Dominant 7th chords (all)
Diminished triads (all)
Diminished 7th chords (all)
Half-diminished 7th chords (‘Minor-7 flat-5’) (all)
Augmented triads (all)
Now, when you see all those chords (over 108) in this collection, don’t be overwhelmed, because we are not learning any chords by rote in Chords 108. Instead, students are mastering a simple technique for calling up the notes of any standard chord immediately in one’s mind – using no outside references.
That’s why this book is optional; however, it can serve as an excellent study aid, especially to check the chords that you’re building mentally, against their picture entries.