To form minor triads, simply play a Major triad, then move the 3rd finger one key to the left.
Here the same basic principle applies: merely move the 3rd finger to the left one key.
However, when the bottom key of a triad is black, we always have two “choices” as to how to spell the chord, and the two choices are called “enharmonic spellings”.
- The red checks show the enharmonic spellings that are most common and therefore more easy to read.
- The chords shown in blue are a bit less common, but they are used almost as frequently.
- The red “X’s” show the enharmonic spellings that are much more difficult to read. Beginners will not see them, and even intermediates will see them very seldom, but they become both important and necessary in advanced music.