How to Read Piano Chords
Updated: March 29, 2019
This article was co-authored by Michael Noble, PhD. Michael Noble is a professional concert pianist who received his PhD in Piano Performance from the Yale School of Music in 2018. He has been playing piano since 1995, and has performed at Carnegie Hall and at other venues across the United States, Europe, and Asia.
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If you understand how to read piano chords, you can sit down and play nearly any song with a basic chord chart – you don’t even have to learn a lot of music theory or know how to read sheet music. Chord notations can be intim >