Exploring harmony 2 – Chord sequences

The above is an example of a highly effective simple chord sequence.

How many chords are used in the verse and chorus chord sequences?


Now we are going to explore harmony and how it is used in composing. To begin with we will look at using diatonic harmony (chords within the key). So the first thing we need to do is a brief reminder of how to read the notes in treble clef. The chart below might be a useful guide:
The simplest and most commonly used chords are called TRIADS because they contain THREE notes. Below is a very brief video introduction to triads and diatonic harmony: