About Chords

These are the formulas for building chords. C major for example is C – E – G. Cm is C – Eb – G.

Major Chords

  • Major [1, 3 5]
  • Major7 [1, 3, 5, 7]
  • Major9 [1, 3, 5, 7, 9]
  • Major13 [1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 13]
  • Major9(#11) [1, 3, 5, 7, 9, #11]
  • Major13(#11) [1, 3, 5, 7, 9, #11, 13]
  • Major6 [1, 3, 5, 6]
  • Major add9 [1, 3, 5, 9]
  • Major 6/9 [1, 3, 5, 6, 9]
  • Major7(b5) [1, 3, b5, 7]
  • Major7(#5) [1, 3, #5, 7]

Minor Chords

  • Minor [1, b3, 5]
  • Minor7 [1, b3, 5, b7]
  • Minor9 [1, b3, 5, b7, 9]
  • Minor11 [1, b3, 5, b7, 9, 11]
  • Minor13 [1, b3, 5, b7, 9, 11, 13]
  • Minor6 [1, b3, 5, 6]
  • Minor add 9 [1, b3, 5, 9]
  • Minor6/9 [1, b3, 5, 6, 9]
  • Minor(maj7) [1, b3, 5, 7]
  • Minor(maj9) [1, b3, 5, 7, 9]
  • Minor7(b5) [1, b3, b5, b7]
  • Minor7(#5) [1, b3, #5, b7]

Dominant Chords

  • Dom7 [1, 3, 5, b7]
  • Dom9 [1, 3, 5, b7, 9]
  • Dom11 [1, 3, 5, b7, 9, 11]
  • Dom13 [1, 3, 5, b7, 9, 11, 13]
  • Dom7sus4 [1, 4, 5, b7]

Altered Dominant Chords

  • Dom7(b5) [1, 3, b5, b7]
  • Dom7(#5) [1, 3, #5, b7]
  • Dom7(b9) [1, 3, 5, b7, b9]
  • Dom7(#9) [1, 3, 5, b7, #9]
  • Dom7(b5,b9) [1, 3, b5, b7, b9]
  • Dom7(b5, #9) [1, 3, b5, b7, #9]
  • Dom7(#5, b9) [1, 3, #5, b7, b9]
  • Dom7(#5, #9) [1, 3, #5, b7, #9]
  • Dom9(b5) [1, 3, b5, b7, 9]
  • Dom9(#5) [1, 3, #5, b7, 9]
  • Dom13(#11) [1, 3, 5, b7, 9, #11, 13]
  • Dom13(b9) [1, 3, 5, b7, b9, 13]
  • Dom11(b9) [1, 5, b7, b9, 11]

Other Chords

  • Augmented [1, 3, #5]
  • Diminished7 [1, b3, b5, bb7]
  • Power chord [1, 5]
  • Sus4 [1, 4, 5]
  • Sus2 [1, 2, 5]
  • Sus2,Sus4 [1, 2, 4, 5]