Before moving on to work on the right hand, try these additional chords for further
practice. Notice that the letter m beside a chord name denotes a minor chord. The
plain letter (C, G, etc.) denotes a major chord. Major chords tend to sound brighter
and more cheerful, while minor chords have a more melancholy association. Practice
in the order Am, Dm, E7, Am.
Am, Dm, and E7 chords
As you play these chords, try again to see the “family” relationship between
them. Notice that the E7 leads naturally to the A minor. Try to become really familiar
with these chords, because we will soon be coordinating them with the right hand
to play some songs.