Let’s look at how to play an A major chord on the piano. We’ll also learn the pattern for building any major chord.
What Are Major Chords?
Major chords are built using the first, third and fifth notes of the matching major scale.
If you’d like a more in-depth explanation of major chords, this post explains them in more detail.
How to Play an A Major Chord
So to build an A major chord, we’ll find the first, third and fifth notes of the A major scale: A – C♯ – E.
A – C♯ – E
We can use this pattern to build any major chord on the piano. Just play the first, third and fifth notes of the matching major scale.
Other Chord Types
There are many other chord types you can learn. Here are some others:
Now you know how to build an A major chord on the piano, and you can use that knowledge to build any major chord.
Understanding how to build major chords lays a wonderful foundation for you at the piano, as major chords are the most common chord type.