Use the JustPlay Key Cards as a visual aid to help you play chords – your teacher may explain the theory behind this later.
- Choose either the major key card or the minor key card
- Set the red strip to the root (or letter name) of the chord and play red-blue-blue
If you find it difficult to play all three notes of the chord straightaway, you could just play the red or red-blue until you become more confident.
All the chords shown in the JustPlay programme are in root position. If you are able to play root position chords easily, you can:
- Play the different inversions of the chord – with the 3rd or 5th of the chord as the bottom note.
- Try out a more complex chord accompaniments – for example, broken chords