Music Theory

Learn music theory the easy way! Here you will find ultimate guides to piano chords, scales, and all things having to do with theory on the piano!

relative keys and scales

Relative Keys & Scales: Guide to Relative Major & Minor

Have you ever heard someone use the term “relative key” and wondered what it meant? Or maybe they said something like “that was the relative minor scale!” These terms refer to something very specific in music theory. In this guide I will teach you everything you need to know about it in plain English!

f minor chord piano

F Minor Piano Chord & Inversions: Fm, Fm/Ab, Fm/C

Want to learn how to play the F minor chord on the piano? I have you covered! F minor is a deeply sad chord that is found in lots of different musical compositions and even popular songs sometimes. Keep reading for keyboard diagrams, fingering help, inversions, and more!

c minor chord piano

C Minor Piano Chord & Inversions: Cm, cm/Eb, Cm/G

Learn how to play the C minor chord on the piano with easy keyboard tutorials, fingerings, and more! The C minor chord is a sad sounding chord with one flat in the center. If you already know one of the most common chords on the piano (C Major) you should definitely try out C minor!

d minor chord piano

D Minor Piano Chord & Inversions: dm, dm/f, dm/a

A classic minor chord to learn is D minor! The D minor piano chord is is a truly melancholy chord. D minor is on the mellower side, being a flat key rather than a sharp key. The good news is that it is also very easy to learn if you’re a beginner!

b minor chord piano

B Minor Piano Chord & Inversions: bm, bm/D, Bm/F#

The B minor chord is easy enough to learn and play on the piano! This is our first minor chord with a sharp directly in it. But don’t let that scare you! B minor uses the same fingerings as other minor chords. With a little practice, you’ll get it down in no time.

E minor chord piano

E Minor Piano Chord & Inversions: Em, Em/G, Em/B

After you learn the A minor chord, a great stepping stone is to learn the E minor piano chord next! The E minor chord also has zero sharps in the chord, but in the key it has 1 sharp (so it will be easy to learn other chords in the key as well).

a minor chord piano

A Minor piano chord & inversions: Am, Am/C, Am/E

The first minor chord many people learn on the piano is the A minor chord! This easy minor chord is the relative of C major, making it a great first chord to learn if you are into playing pop songs or worship songs.