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
Quote by insmarine951
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.
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That's the first, third and fifth degrees of the A major scale you want...

A B C# D E F# G#
and how can i find out which notes pertain to major scales? is that what the circle of fifths is for?
Quote by insmarine951
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#
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Last edited by GuitarMunky at Jul 28, 2009,
Quote by GuitarMunky
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#

i kinda got lost by that... =/
Quote by insmarine951
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.