Bass Piano Chord Library

Piano Chords With Fingering & Notation

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Learn to read and form bass piano chords and inversions, with left-handed keyboard fingering, bass staff notation, and interval breakdowns.

Maj bass piano chords.

A major chord is built with a root, a major third, and a perfect fifth. Major chords are known for their pleasant, positive, or triumphant moods:

   ▪ Easy Major Piano Triads for the Left Hand
   ▪ Major
   ▪ Major 7th & Dominant 7th Bass Chords

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Minor Bass Piano Chords

Min bass piano chords.

A minor chord is built with a root, a minor third, and a perfect fifth. These chords are known for being somber and melancholy, and can effectively evoke a sense of desperation, urgency, or apathy:

   ▪ Minor
   ▪ Minor 7th & Minor M7 Bass Chords


Diminished Bass Piano Chords

Dim bass piano chords.

A diminished chord is built with a root, a minor third, and a diminished fifth. Diminished chords — which can sound bizarre, enigmatic, confused, or dissonant — are natural occurrences; there is one diminished chord in each musical key:

   ▪ Diminished 7th & Half-Diminished Bass Chords


Aug bass piano chords.

An augmented chord has a root, a major third, and an augmented fifth. Like the diminished chord, its sound is slightly “off-center.” But the augmented chord tends to be happier and less ambiguous than its diminished cousin, and does not occur naturally in any key:

   ▪ Augmented Bass Piano Triads
   ▪ Augmented 7th & Augmented M7 Bass Chords

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Sus bass piano chords.

A suspended chord has a root, a suspended 2nd or 4th, and a perfect fifth. The suspended note replaces the third:

   ▪ Suspended 4th Bass Piano Triads
   ▪ Suspended 2nd Bass Piano Triads

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More On Chords:

■  Chord Types & Their Symbols in Sheet Music
■  The Difference Between Major & Minor
■  Diminished Chords & Dissonance
■  Root Notes & Chord Inversion
■  Different Types of Arpeggiated Chords

Quick Chord Fingering Lessons:

■ Treble Chord Fingering
■ Bass Chord Fingering


Beginner Piano Lessons
• Notes of the Piano Keys
• Memorize the Grand Staff Notes
• Comparing Major & Minor Chords
• Understanding the Key Signature

Piano Care
• Safely Whiten Your Piano Keys
• When to Tune a Piano
• Piano Room Temp & Humidity

♫ Musical Quizzes
 ▪ Identify the Piano Keys
 ▪ Note Length & Rest Quiz (U.S. or U.K.)
 ▪ Grand Staff Notes Quiz
 ▪ Key Signature Quiz
 ▪ Time Signature & Rhythm Quiz


Musical Symbols of Piano Notation:
■ Staff & Barlines
■ The Grand Staff
■ Key Signatures
■ Time Signatures

■ Note Lengths
■ Dotted Notes
■ Music Rests
■ Tempo Commands

■ Accidentals
■ Articulation
■ Dynamics & Volume
■ 8va & Octave Commands

■ Repeat Signs
■ Segno & Coda Signs
■ Pedal Marks
■ Piano Chords
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