#1
How do I figure out what chords can be played with a scale. Like I know that for the major scale its Mj m m MJ MJ m Dim. So how do you get to that and how would it work for minor scales?
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#2
It is done by stacking third intervals according to the notes in the scale. The same is done for any key.

Like this:
C Major - CDEFGAB
D Minor - CDEFGAB
E Minor - CDEFGAB

...and so on...
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#3
^well said. and for any scale thats a mode of the major scale, its the same pattern just not starting on the first note, for example minor scale is min Dim maj min min maj maj
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It is done by stacking third intervals according to the notes in the scale. The same is done for any key.

Like this:
C Major - CDEFGAB
D Minor - CDEFGAB
E Minor - CDEFGAB

...and so on...


yes. you just take a scale and build along it in thirds. that's all there is to it.
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#5
another thing, for naming the chord - the quality of the third determines if it's major or minor.

Major 1 3 5 (root, major third, perfect fifth) C major = C E G
Minor 1 ♭3 5 (root, minor third, perfect 5th) C minor = C E♭ G

basically if it's 3 half steps between the first two notes then it's a minor third, if it's 4 half steps then it's a major third.

there are also diminished and augmented chords (augmented are not diatonic to the major or natural minor scales)

Diminished 1 ♭3 ♭5 same as minor, but the 5th is flattened. Cdim = C E♭ G♭
Augmented 1 3 ♯5 same as major, but the 5th is sharp. C+ = C E G♯
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Quote by Slapp62
How do I figure out what chords can be played with a scale. Like I know that for the major scale its Mj m m MJ MJ m Dim. So how do you get to that and how would it work for minor scales?


You would first want to understand and have every triad memorized, as far as ANY scale is concerned. Then you could look at even exotic scales and deduce what triads are "hidden" or embedded in it. Then you could look beyond those triads and using additional chord knowledge, theorize or deduce what "suggested" chords are embedded, such as sus4s 6ths and so on.

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