How to Add Piano Chords to a Song

Remember the chords and add them to a melody may include key change quickly and carefully – but most of the chords are complicated to pronounce (Fortunately with practice the body and mind can handle the notes quickly and confidently ) and it looks intimidating … How do you manage to add chords to a melody? Many chords can be quite simple and fun to discover and add color and expression to your tune without having to write notes for bass.


  1. Know that (usually) the left hand is responsible for playing chords using arpeggios, chords that are separate or unified also plays the chords for the left hand to touch the tenor and bass notes on the scale while the right hand usually playing the melody and / or the acute (high)
  2. Find the key, for example, C Major (DOM or C) is the easiest, is called the key / common chord. (And it helps if you at least understand the basic chords and some music theory to harmonies, etc.)
  3. See the notes of the melody. You have to make the chords are the notes of the melody – not across. Try to keep the notes quite match. There are many ways to do this. If the song seems to have a “hand”, and if the structure is not very complicated, listen to the section you’re getting and decides whether the chord is major or minor.
  4. Suppose you have the notes G and C (G and C) in the melody and the song is in the “key of G major (G Major),” try to play a C major chord  (GBD) in Arpeggio (separating the chord). Unless the song is really complicated, one of those should be. Just looking at the section in which you are placing the chord, the tonic (first note I) chord / melody note usually see here and in the bar (s) of the tune where you try to accommodate you accordingly.
  5. Find the chords in major scales as the I-IV-V: this means that the tonic (I), the sub-dominant (IV), and the dominant (V) are based on circles of the key notes of the song . For smaller scales the Roman numerals for the chords are lowercase i-iv-v: is then the tonic (i), sub-dominant (IV) and dominant (v) … Put it somewhere where you can see them if you need it, because in theory appear very harmonious.