#1
ive been learning how to read music lately, and everytime I come across a chord on the staff its like hitting a brick wall trying to figure out what chord it is, i mean if i take a second to look at it i can get it, but it seems impossible to just read over it while playing and really know what chord it is.

is there something im missing? how do you quickly identify what chord it is?
#3
Figure out what key it's in, then take the root note, and figure out what the other notes are in relation to the root note.
Example:
Bass clef D, A, d-----D is the root note, A is a 7th, and d is an octave.

Treble clef C, E, F---- C is the root note, E is a 4th, and F is a 7th.

Of course, it's mostly practice that will get you to read the chords quicker and faster.
For me, and I'm sure it's only me, I can take the root note and sync it with what key it is, and usually get it even in sight reading.
Hope that helps!
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Last edited by konkordmusk at Mar 24, 2008,