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EDGE Piano Essentials TM

Key of C
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Stats Major Scale


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O TIO TIO
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TM MAJOR KEYS P
AN BY
O
M
IN
C 5T
H
S
F
D

minor keys
G
&
a
Bb d e D &
g b & œ œ œ œ œ œ œ œ 3 4 5

Eb f#
1 2
3
c A 1 2
? 2 1
TM
œ 1 3

f c#
{ ? œ œ œ œ œ œ œ
5 4 3 2

Ab bb # g# E no sharps / no flats {
b a # d e b ab
Db B &
C# F# b C b
relative minor: Only this box will be written using the key signature. The rest of the music on this page
b ## A minor
& b bbb & # ##
G will be written with no key signature and all accidentals notated to make it easier to read.
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Common Triads & 7th Chords

Major and Minor Triads Other Common Triads


Cº C+ Csus4 Csus2
C Cmin
œœ œœœ 5 bœœ œœœ 5
& bbœœœ #œœ œœœ
œ
& œœ œœ œ
œ 5
3
5
2
1
5
3
1
3
1 œ
bœœœ œœ œ
5
3
5
2
1
5
3
1
3
1
œ œœœ
1 1

I-IV-V Chords

I IV V I I IV V7 I
Natural Minor Scale C F G C C F/C G7/B C

& œœ œœœ œœœ œœ œœ œœ œœ œœ


& b œ œ œ bœ bœ œ 5
œ œ œ œ œ œ
Common 7th Chords
œ 3 4
œ 1 2 3 1 2
(b6) (b7)
(b3) 1
3 2
œ 1 C^7 C-7 C7 Cº7 C-7¨5 C+7
? œ œ bœ œ œ bœ bœ 5 4 3 2

{ These notes are identical to the E b major scale, except they start on C.
& œœœ bbœœœ
œ œ
bœœœ bb∫œœœ bbbœœœ #bœœœ
œ œ œ œ

Chord Tensions iii-V7/ii-ii-V-I Progression

R ¨9 9 #9 3 #11 5 ¨13 13 ¨7 E-7 A7 D-7 G7 C^7 C%


4 #œœœ #œœœ nœœœœ œœ
œœ ˙˙˙ ˙˙˙
& œ bœ nœ #œ œ #œ œ bœ nœ bœ &4 œ œ ˙ ˙
œ
Listed here are the available tensions for a dominant 7th chord. ? 44 œ # œœ nœ
œ
œœ ˙
˙
˙
˙
Common tensions for a major 7th chord are: 9, #11 and 6 (usually replaces the 7th)
Common tensions for a minor 7th chord are: 9 and 11
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