Wakeon wrote:Hey guys!
How do you find chords, how do you compose them to create right notes ?
I searched a little bit on google but i didn't understand all things
One of the books that helped me out the most is the Pop Piano Book. It kind of helps having a decent background in music notation but the first half of the book is pretty much all theory with the second half is focus on specific genres (Rock ballad, Fast Rock, New Age, R&B Ballad, Fast R&B, Country, Slow Gospel, Fast Gospel). It has CDs or midi files as well if you have trouble reading the music.
Scale books would also be good (especially if you don't know much about notation). The Pop Piano book did a great job on showing you how to derive scales without having to look at a chart and had great exercises that blended Theory and Piano Playing.
Really the main thing you have to know is all of the chords of a particular scale. Once you learn scales, chords can come right after pretty fast (assuming you are a keyboard player).
You also have to know common chord progressions (many don't follow a scale verbatim). Inversions and triads, four and five part chords, slash chords, and more importantly how to simplify four or five part chords. Also the more songs you know how to play builds up your chord vocabulary (and chord progression category). Its kind of like building your vocabulary in a language like English or what not (it won't get done without reading, writing, and speaking. The same is with music). Song knowledge is what shows you ways that many chords can be used. There are pretty sounding chords, happy chords, sad chords, dark chords, funky chords, scary chords, ugly chords. Some of them can sound awful on their own where you might not think have a purpose until you hear someone use it in a song in a cool way. It is a lifelong process I guess but you do get better if you are motivated and practice.
Genre is also important. Many Genre's use basic chords or changes that pretty much follows one or two scales but others use more complex chords. Jazz is probably the most extensive and has alot of theory and will really test your ear.