You are on page 1of 21

THE CHORDS STEPS

the exercises for memorization


Antosha Haimovich
The Circle of Fourths
b b Db # w
G
C F Bb E
b
A
w b w F B Ew Aw Dw
? bw bw & #w w
w w
0 1b 2b 3b 4b 5b 6# 5# 4# 3# 2# 1#

C F F Bb Bb Eb
b
& 44 ..
8x 8x 8x
.. .. b .. .. b ..

Eb Ab Ab Db Db Gb
..
8x
.. .. b b
8x
.. .. b b 8x
..
b b

F# B B E E A

8x 8x 8x
.. # .. .. .. .. ..

A D D G G C 8x

8x 8x
.. .. .. .. .. ..

C F Bb Eb
b
& 44 .. b

Ab Db F#
1 1 1 1

B
b b
#
1 1 1 1

E A D G 8x
..

1 1 1 1
www.antoshahaimovich.com AntoshaHaimovich2016
Antosha Haimovich - The Chords Steps

The Major and Minor Thirds, Fourths

b Eb Ab Db
Major Thirds
F- > ^
^
C > B
-
4 .
&4 . b b b b
1 3 1 3 1 3 1 3 1 3 1 3

F# B E A D G
# # ..
# # # #
1 3 1 3 1 3 1 3 1 3 1 3

F> ^ b
C> ^ ^ ^ B b b b

& 44 .. b | | |
E A D
3 1 3 1 3 1 simile

F#
..
B E A D G
| | | | | |

Fm > bm E bm G #m C#m
^ - b
Cm ^ B
- b > b
4 .
&4 . b b b
# #
1 b3 b3 1 b3 1 b3 1 b3 1 b3

F #m
1

Bm Em Am Dm Gm
b ..
#
1 b3 1 b3 1 b3 1 b3 1 b3 1 b3

bm
>
Cm
^ ^ b
F>m ^
^ B bm #m #m
4 . b b b | | |
E G C
&4 .
b3 1 b3 1 b3 1

F #m Bm Em Dm Gm
..
Am
| | | | | |

www.antoshahaimovich.com Page 2 AntoshaHaimovich2016


Antosha Haimovich - The Chords Steps

Major & Minor Thirds


Fm Bb B bm
^ b
C > Cm F
4 - ^ - b >
.
&4 . b b b
1 3 1 b3 1 3 1 b3 1 3 1 b3

Eb E bm Ab G #m Db C#m
| | | | | |

F# F #m B Bm E Em
| | | | | |

G Gm
..
A Am D Dm
| | | | | |

C Cm F F B b B bm
> ^ ^ b > ^ ^ b
m
4 . b b b
&4 .
3 1 b3 1 3 1 b3 1 3 1 b3
1

Eb E bm Ab G #m Db C #m
| | | | | |

F# F#m B Bm E Em
| | | | | |

A Am D Dm G Gm
| | | | | | ..

www.antoshahaimovich.com Page 3 AntoshaHaimovich2016


Antosha Haimovich - The Chords Steps

Fourths and Major Thirds


F sus4 B bsus4 Bb
b
C sus4> C F
- ^ - > ^
4 .
&4 . b b b
1 4 1 3 1 4 1 3 1 4 1 3

E bsus4 Eb A b sus4 A b D bsus4 D b


| | | | | |

F # sus4 F# B | B | E | E |
| |
sus4 sus4

G sus4 G
A sus4
| A | D | D | | | ..
sus4

F sus4 bsus4 b
^ ^ b
C> sus4 ^ C F B B
^ > b
4 .
&4 . b b
4 1 3 1 4 1 3 1 4 1 3 1

E bsus4 Eb A b sus4 A b D b sus4 D b


| | | | | |

F # sus4 F# B | B | E | E |
| |
sus4 sus4

G sus4 G
A sus4
| A | D
| D | | | ..
sus4

www.antoshahaimovich.com Page 4 AntoshaHaimovich2016


Antosha Haimovich - The Chords Steps

The Triads

Major and Minor Triads

- - > C-m - - F Fm
b .
C-
4
& 4 ..
.
J b > .
J
J . J
b3 5 b3 5

E bm b
5 5

Eb b
1 3 1 1 3 1

Bb B bm
b . b b
. b .
J b b
J .
J J

Ab G#m Db b C#m #
b
b . # # . b .
J # .
J J J

F# # F #m #
# # # B Bm
J . J . # #
J . # .
J

#
E Em A Am
. .
J J #
J . .
J

G Gm
#
D Dm

J . J .
J . b
J .
..

www.antoshahaimovich.com Page 5 AntoshaHaimovich2016


Antosha Haimovich - The Chords Steps

Major and Minor Triads

. b .
C Cm F Fm
^ - > . ^ -
4 b > .
& 4 .. J J J J
5 3 1 5 b3 1 5 3 1 5 b3 1

Bb B bm . Eb E bm
. . .
J J J J

Ab G#m Db C#m
. . . .
J J J J

F# F#m B Bm
. . . .
J J J J

E Em A Am
. . . .
J J J J

D
.
Dm
.
G
.
Gm
. ..
J J J J

www.antoshahaimovich.com Page 6 AntoshaHaimovich2016


Antosha Haimovich - The Chords Steps

Augmented Triads
C+ - - > F- + # - - Bb+ E b +
4 - # > .
b # J . b J .
& 4 .. J . J
1 3 #5 1 3 #5 1 3 #5 1 3 #5

Ab+ Db+ F # +# B+
b . b .
J
# J . #
J .
J

E +# A+ D+ # G+
# .
J . # .
J J # . ..
J
C+ F+
# ^ - > . # ^ - > . Bb+ Eb+
J
& 44 .. J . .
J J
#5 3 1 #5 3 1

Ab+ Db+ F#+ B+


. . . .
J J J J

E+ A+ D+ G+
. . . . ..
J J J J

www.antoshahaimovich.com Page 7 AntoshaHaimovich2016


Antosha Haimovich - The Chords Steps

Diminished Triads
o
C- b - - F- ob - -
> . Bbo Ebo
4 .
. b > . J b b J . b b .
J
&4 J
b3 b5 b3 b5 b3 b5 b3 b5

F # o
1 1 1 1

G#o C#o Bo
# . # .
J
# J .
J .
J

Eo b Ao Do b Go
.
J .
b .
J
J b b . ..
J

Co F^o - >
b ^ -
b > . b J . Bbo Ebo
& 44 .. J . .
b5 b3 b5 b3
J J
1 1

G#o C#o F#o Bo


. . . .
J J J J

Eo Ao Do Go
. . . . ..
J J J J

www.antoshahaimovich.com Page 8 AntoshaHaimovich2016


Antosha Haimovich - The Chords Steps

The Seventh Chords


Major 7th & Dominant 7th

C-Maj > > C- 7 b > >


4 .
.
&4
1 3 5 7 1 3 5 b7
F Maj F b

7


B b Maj
B b7 b
b b
E b Maj Eb7
b b b
b b
A b Maj Ab7 b b
b
b b

D b Maj b D b7 b b
b b

F # Maj # F# 7
# #
# # # #
B Maj
# # # B 7# #

E Maj E7
#
# #

A Maj # A7
# #

D Maj D7
# # #

G Maj # G7
..
www.antoshahaimovich.com Page 9 AntoshaHaimovich2016
Antosha Haimovich - The Chords Steps
Major 7th & Dominant 7th
C- Maj > C- 7
> b > >
4
& 4 ..
7 5 3 1 b7 5 3 1

F Maj F7
| |

BbMaj B b7
| |

E b Maj
| Eb 7
|

A b Maj
| Ab 7
|

D b Maj Db 7
| |

F# Maj
| F# 7
|

BMaj B7
| |

E Maj E7
| |

A Maj
|
A 7
|

D Maj D7
| |

G Maj G7 ..
| |
www.antoshahaimovich.com Page 10 AntoshaHaimovich2016
Antosha Haimovich - The Chords Steps
Minor 7th & Half-Diminished 7th

C- b > C m7(b5) b >


4 b > - b b >
m7
.
&4 .

F ( ) b
1 b3 5 b7 1 b3 b5 b7
F m7 b m7 b 5

b b b

B bbm7 b B b m7(b5) b b
b b b
D # m7 D # m7(b5)
# # # # #
# #
G # m7 # G # m7(b5) #
#
# #

C # m7 # C # m7(b5)
# #

F # m7 F # m7(b5)
#
# #
B m7 # B m7(b5)

E m7 E m7(b5)

b

A m7 A m7(b5)
b

D m7 D m7(b5)
b

G m7 G m7(b5)
b b b ..
www.antoshahaimovich.com Page 11 AntoshaHaimovich2016
Antosha Haimovich - The Chords Steps
Minor 7th & Half-Diminished 7th
C- m7 C- m7(b5)
b b > > b b b > >
& 44 ..
b7 5 b3 1 b7 b5 b3 1

F m7 Fm7(b5)
| |

B b m7 Bb m7 (b5)
| |

D #m7 D# m7 (b5)
| |

G # m7 G # m7(b5)
| |

C #m7 C #m7(b5)
| |

F#m7 F#m7(b5)
| |

B m7 B m7(b5)
| |

E m7 E m7(b5)
| |

A m7 Am7(b5)
| |

|
D D m7(b5)
|
m7

G
|
G m7(b5) ..
|
m7

www.antoshahaimovich.com Page 12 AntoshaHaimovich2016


Antosha Haimovich - The Chords Steps
Diminished 7th
o7
> >
C- F o7
4 . b #
&4 . b
b o7
1 b3 b5 bb7(6)
B b D # o7
b #
#
G # o7 C # o7 b
#
#
F # o7 b B o7 b
#
E o7 A o7 b b
b
b

D o7 G o7
b


b # ..

C- o7 F o7
4 # b > >
& 4 .. b

bb7(6) b5 b

B b o7 D # o7
3 1

| |

G # o7 C#o7
| |

F# o7 B o7
| |

Eo7 A o7
| |
o7
D o7 G
| ..
|
www.antoshahaimovich.com Page 13 AntoshaHaimovich2016
Antosha Haimovich - The Chords Steps
Dominant 7th Suspended 4th
C-7sus4 b > >
4 . F 7sus4 b
&4 . b
b E b 7sus4
1 4 5 b7
B b b
b b b
7sus4

b b
A b 7sus4 b D b 7sus4
b b b
b
b b b

F # 7sus4 B 7sus4
# # #

E 7sus4 A 7sus4


D 7sus4 G 7sus4


..
C- 7sus4
b > > F 7sus4
b b
& 44 ..

B b7sus4 E b 7sus4
b7 5 3 1

| |

Ab 7sus4
| D b 7sus4
|

F#7sus4
| B 7sus4
|

E 7sus4
| A |
7sus4

D 7sus4 G 7sus4 ..
| |
www.antoshahaimovich.com Page 14 AntoshaHaimovich2016
Antosha Haimovich - The Chords Steps
Dominant 9th
The Ninth Chords
C9> (elect) F-9
b > b
4
& 4 .. b
b

k 3 5 b7 9 b9
b
B 9 b b E
b b b b
1

b b b b
Ab9 b b b b b Db9
b b b b b b
b b
b
F#9 # B 9# # #
# #
# # # # # #


#
E9 A9
# # # #

D9 G9
#
# ..

C9 F-9
b
& 44 .. k b w w

b Eb9
9 b7 5
3 1
B 9 |
|

A b9 D b9
| |

F #9 B9
|
|

E9 A 9
| |

D9 G9 ..
| |
www.antoshahaimovich.com Page 15 AntoshaHaimovich2016
Dominant 7th ( b9)
Antosha Haimovich - The Chords Steps

C 7(b 9) > F-7(b 9) b b > b


& 44 .. b b b

k 3 5
b
B 7(b 9) b1 b E b 7(b 9)
b7 b9

b b b b b b
b b
A b 7(b 9) b b b b D b 7(b 9)
b b b b b b
b b
F # 7(b 9) B 7(b 9) #
# #
# # # # # # #

E 7(b 9) A 7(b 9) b

# #
# #
D 7(b 9) G 7(b 9)
b
# b
# ..

C 7(b 9) F-7(b 9)
b b
& 44 .. b k b b w bw

b
B () E b 7(b 9)
b9 b7
b9
5 3 1

| |
7

A b 7(b 9) D b 7(b 9)
| |

F # 7(b 9) B 7(b 9)
| |

E 7(b 9) A 7(b 9)
| |

D 7(b 9) G 7(b 9) ..
| |
www.antoshahaimovich.com Page 16 AntoshaHaimovich2016
Antosha Haimovich - The Chords Steps
Dominant 7th (#9)

C 7(#9) > F-7(#9) b # > b


& 44 b #
.. b
k
B b 7(#9) 1 # b E b 7(#9)
b7

b
3 5 #9

b b b b # b b
b b
A b 7(#9) b b b b D b 7(#9)
b b b b b
b b
b
F # 7(#9) B 7(#9) #
# #
# # # # # # #

E 7(#9) A 7(#9) #
#
# #
# #
D 7(#9) G 7(#9)
b
# ..
#
C 7(#9) F b7(-#9)
b bw b bw
& 44 .. k b

b
B () E b 7(#9)
#9 b7 5
#9 3 1

| |
7

A b 7(#9) D b7(#9)
| |

F # 7(#9) B 7(#9)
| |

E 7(#9) A 7(#9)
| |

D 7(#9) G 7(#9) ..
| |
www.antoshahaimovich.com Page 17 AntoshaHaimovich2016
Antosha Haimovich - The Chords Steps
Minor 11th
The Eleventh Chords
>
. (elect) F-m11 b > .
b j
C m11 b
4 .
.
& 4 b J b b j
b . b J b .
k b3 5 .b7 9 11 > >
b
B bm11 b1 b b
E m11 b. j
b b J b b . b b J b b
J b b b b.
G #m11 # # # . # # C #m11
# J # . # #. # j
# J # # # J # #.
F #m11 # . # j # . #
B m11
# # J # #
. # J # j
.
. .
E m11 #
J # j A
J
J .
m11

.
D m11
. G m11 .

J j b J b .
J
..
.
F-m11
C- m11
. b b b.
4
& 4 .. b b b b b

b 11 9 b7 5 b
B . Ebm11
|.
3 1

|
m11

#m11 C #m11 .
|.
G
|

F #m11 . B | .
|
m11

E | . A | .
m11 m11

D | .
m11
|.
G m11 ..
www.antoshahaimovich.com Page 18 AntoshaHaimovich2016
Antosha Haimovich - The Chords Steps
Major 9th (#11)

C Maj9(# 11) > - Maj 9 (# 11)


> .
# . F
j
& 44 .. J

j . J .
k 3 5 .7 9 #11 > b # >
b E Maj9( 11) .
B Maj9( 11) J
# 1

b. J

b j
b J b b b.
A bMaj9(# 11) b . b D bMaj9(# 11)
b J b b . b
b
J b. b b J
b j b
.
F #Maj9(# 11)# # # . # # B Maj9(# 11) # # # . # #
# J # j # # J # # .
# # # #. J
E Maj9(# 11) # # . # # A Maj9(# 11) # # .
# #
# # J # j . # J
J .
D Maj9(# 11)
#. # G Maj9(# 11)# # . #
#
# J
# j J .
J
..
.
C-Maj9(# 11) F-Maj9(# 11)
# #. .
&4 4 .
.

b
B Maj( ) .
#11 9 7 5 3
EbMaj 9 (# 11)
|.
#
1

|
9 11

bMaj9 # 11)
( | .
A D bMaj9(# 11) .
|

F#Maj
9( 11) | .
# 9 (# 11)
|.
B Maj

Maj 9 (# 11) Maj 9 (# 11)


|. |.
E A

Maj 9 (# 11) G Maj9(# 11) ..


|.
D |.
www.antoshahaimovich.com Page 19 AntoshaHaimovich2016
Antosha Haimovich - The Chords Steps
Minor 13th
The Thirteenth Chords
C m13 (elect) F-m13 b b
4 b b
& 4 .. b b b b
b b
k b 5 b7 9 11 13 v b m13 v
b b b
B m13 b b
E
b b b
1 3

b b b b b b
b b b b b
G # m13# # # # # # # # # C # m13 # #
# # #
# # # # # #

F # m13 # # # # # B m13
# #
# #
# # #

# #

# # A
E m13

m13



D m13
G
b
b ..
m13


C- m13 Fm13b
b
b b b
& 44 .. b
b b

B b 13 11 9 b7
5 b3 1
E b m13
| |
m13

G # m13 C # m13
| |

F # m13 B m13
| |

E m13 A m13
| |

D m13
|
G m13
| ..

www.antoshahaimovich.com Page 20 AntoshaHaimovich2016


Dominant 7th (#9 #11 b13)
Antosha Haimovich - The Chords Steps

F-7#9#11 13 # b #
# # b # #
C 7#9#11 13
b b
& 44 .. b b


k 3 5 b7 #9 #11 b13 v b 7#9 #11 13 v
b b
B 7#9#11 13 1 b #
E #
b # # b b b b b
b b b b
A b 7#9#b1113b b b b D b 7#9#11 13 b

b b
b b b b b
b
G b 7#9#11 13 b b
b b b B 7#9#11 13 # #
b b b b # # #
#

E 7#9#11 13 # # # #
A # #

# 9 # 11 13

# #
7

# #
D 7#9#11 13
# # b # # G 7#9#11 13 # # b # #

#
#
..
C- 7#9#11 13 -
F
b
7# 9 # 11 13
b
b # # b # b #
& 44 .. # b b # b

b b 7#9 #11 13
b13 #11 #9 b
1 7 5 3
B 7 9 11 13
# # E
|
|

A b 7#9 #11 13 D b 7#9#11 13


| |

G b 7#9 #11 13 B
| |
7# 9 # 11 13

E 7#9#1113 A 7#9 #1113


| |

|
D 7# 9 # 11 13
|
G 7# 9 # 11 13
..
www.antoshahaimovich.com Page 21 AntoshaHaimovich2016