As a budding musician, having a strong foundational understanding of piano chords is very important.

Even if you do not intend on playing the piano, having knowledge about chords and chord types is very useful.

Let’s take a look at the two most common types of chords. The major and minor.

The major chord is formed by stacking the root, major third and perfect fifth note while the minor chord is formed by stacking the root, minor third and perfect fifth.

Did you notice that the only difference between a major triad chord and minor triad chord is the second note?

The infographic below will help you understand the different types of chords and how to form them easily: