Key of C major Open Chords

C Major Open Chords

 

Remember, the Key of C has seven notes that make up the scale. There are half steps between E and F and B and C.

 

C     D    E F     G     A     B C

1     2     3 4     5     6     7 8

 

The key of C also has seven chords that correspond with the notes of the scale.

 

-->        In other words, the Key of C Major has seven notes, and seven chords.

 

The Chords are ordered consecutively 1-7. Each chord has a specific quality such as Major, Minor, Dominant, and half-diminished (also known as minor 7 flat 5).

 

It's most useful to think of the chord qualities in association with their scale degree:

Chords Qualities

C Major: 1 is always Major

D Minor: 2 is always Minor

E Minor: 3 is always Minor

F Major: 4 is always Major

G Dominant: 5 is always Dominant

A Minor: 6 is always Minor

B -7 b5 :7 is always half diminished or Minor 7 flat 5.  

All the Major Chords are 1 4 and 5. A quick way to remember the major chords is to say "1 plus 4 equals 5." The math is not related to the music theory, its just an easy way to remember the major chords .

All the Minor Chords are 2 3 and 6. A quick way to remember the major chords is to say "2 times 3 equals 6." The math is not related to the music theory, its just an easy way to remember the minor chords .

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