#1

ok so i have a question about some music theory.

ive been reading a music theory lesson and got confused.

Say I want to find the notes in an A chord...

the basic chord forumula according to the lesson is 1,3,5.

now here is the list of notes possible for the chord

C-C#-D-D#-E-F-F#-G-G#-A-A#-B

Whoever wrote the lesson said that the A chord is A(1), C(3), and E(5)

but counting from A on the chart above,

wouldnt it be A(1), B(3), C#(5)?

i already know im probably wrong

so what am i doing wrong?

any help is appreciated

ive been reading a music theory lesson and got confused.

Say I want to find the notes in an A chord...

the basic chord forumula according to the lesson is 1,3,5.

now here is the list of notes possible for the chord

C-C#-D-D#-E-F-F#-G-G#-A-A#-B

Whoever wrote the lesson said that the A chord is A(1), C(3), and E(5)

but counting from A on the chart above,

wouldnt it be A(1), B(3), C#(5)?

i already know im probably wrong

so what am i doing wrong?

any help is appreciated

#2

ok so i have a question about some music theory.

ive been reading a music theory lesson and got confused.

Say I want to find the notes in an A chord...

the basic chord forumula according to the lesson is 1,3,5.

now here is the list of notes possible for the chord

C-C#-D-D#-E-F-F#-G-G#-A-A#-B

Whoever wrote the lesson said that the A chord is A(1), C(3), and E(5)

but counting from A on the chart above,

wouldnt it be A(1), B(3), C#(5)?

i already know im probably wrong

so what am i doing wrong?

any help is appreciated

You want to apply that formula to the scale.

for instance A Major scale = A B C# D E F# G#

1, 3, 5 = A C# E

A Major triad = A C# E

Spend some time with intervals and scale construction

*before*moving on to chord construction.

#3

That's the first, third and fifth degrees of the A major scale you want...

**A**B

**C#**D

**E**F# G#

#4

and how can i find out which notes pertain to major scales? is that what the circle of fifths is for?

#5

and how can i find out which notes pertain to major scales? is that what the circle of fifths is for?

well you could learn the

**key signatures**from there, which will tell you what notes are in a key.

Key sig for A Major = 3 sharps (F#, C#, G#)

A Major = A B C# D E F# G#

*Last edited by GuitarMunky at Jul 28, 2009,*

#6

well you could learn thekey signaturesfrom there, which will tell you what notes are in a key.

Key sig for A Major = 3 sharps (F#, C#, G#)

A Major = A B C# D E F# G#

i kinda got lost by that... =/

#7

and how can i find out which notes pertain to major scales?

the lessons section of ths site has many articles explaining scale and chord construction.