Cool Piano Chords

What are cool piano chords?

This is obviously objective but, in general you have the major chords which sound  happy, the sadder sounding minor chords. Then you have the ambiguous 7th chords.

Now come the ‘cool’ chords. if you start adding the 9th, the 11th and the 13th to a chord then you start getting more jazz like sounds. The 13th chords even start to sound a little impresionistic and were used by Satie and Debussy.

piano chords guide

The piano chords guide that we offer for free download over on the right hand side of the page is only a very basic and abridged document.

Our piano chord guide contains the 24 basic major and mimor chords. that is the major and minor verions of the chords for each of the twelve notes of the octave.

There are in reality hundreds of chords that you can play on the piano. Besides the major and minor chords there are also diminished, augmented, 7ths minor 7ths and major 7ths, suspended, 11ths, 13ths… and the list goes on.

Apart from having one chord for each of the 12 notes in the octave, each chord can be played in a variety of inversions with at least 3 different ways of playing each chord. If you add up all of the combinations you have literally hundreds of different possible piano chords to learn.