To help make this connection, I created this chord group chart that shows the four groups we use to organize the 12 major chords on the piano. This free chart would be a great resource for your students who are looking to get started with lead sheet or chord chart playing, as well as those who want some visual reinforcement for learning their five-finger scales and chords--you can even mark the additional keys used in each scale if you wish!
Click HERE or on the picture above to download your free chord group chart!
What do you think? Do you teach chords using these four groups? Any tricks you use to help your students learning to play chords? Please leave a comment below!