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I found this accidentally and a little late. Chords are the same for all instruments. But to study them is best at a keyboard instrument. You need to basically study the rules of harmonics.
- major and minor chords (like C major and C minor)
- relative minor chords to major c chords (like C major to A minor)
- dominant seventh chords (like C7)
- barber shop chord progressions (like from F major down to D7 major and through G7 and C7 back to keynote/tonic F major)
These are basics and if you know the rules you can figure out what notes to play to the note of a melody in order to match the chords of a musical piece. Every tune has their very personal chord progressions. You need a sheet with the chord progressions of a tune in order to find out what notes co combine. Or you have a good ear and experience to do it off the cuff.
Chord progression like for instance for House of the Rising Sun:
For more complicated harmonics (especially in jazz) you need to study quite a bit more:
- diminished chords
- augmented chords
- sus chords
- As there are special cases where you combine two different chords to one.
- As you can add extra notes like major seventh and ninth
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