You said, “Jazz Piano Chords?”
Producers describe jazz chords when talking about lofi hip hop, but what does that mean? How do you play jazz chords? While jazz chords, progressions, and notes may seem complex, we’re here to make that learning process simple! Jazz pianists use different techniques such as extended harmonies, seventh chords, and voicings. After building a strong foundation with chord progressions and triads, the music becomes much more approachable.
Understanding jazz piano chords that sound great can help you get a feel for the music and rhythm of this genre. Here we are looking at the seven most popular jazz chords. Knowing these chords will build a solid foundation and propel your ability to make lofi chord progressions.
For simplicity, chords in this article will have a root note of C, and include a formula for each chord based on their scale. To start, let’s look at the C major scale as an example. There are eight notes in this scale and each number (1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8) has a note that corresponds to it (C-D-E-F-G-A-B-C). We will breakdown each chord using this formula.
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