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Chord Chart Tips


-Chords in Red are the most popularly used types, followed by Green, Blue, and Black chords.


-Grey Dots are Roots, and Light Grey Dots are the 3rd and 5th scale-degrees of the triads.


-The non-grey dots are colored differently due to the fact that they’re not part of the 1-3-5 Triad.


-Don't forget to try these chord types in their first and second inversions too!


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