Chords In The Key Of C Major – For Guitar And Piano

Chords In the Key Of C-Major

The table below shows all of the chords that can be used in the key of C. You can find common chord progressions, as well as the fingering for both guitar and piano, near the bottom of the post. The C major scale is also shown below. Every note used to construct these chords will be derived from the C major scale!

It's really very simple! 

POSITION

CHORD

7th CHORD

I

C Major

C Major7

II

D Minor 

D Minor7 

III

E Minor

E Minor7

IV

F Major

F Major7

V

G Major

G7

VI

A Minor

A Minor7

VII

B Dim

Bm7b5

The chords in the key of C major will be derived from the C major scale.  The C major scale is:

C-D-E-F-G-A-B

The chords in the key of C will only be constructed using these notes. The chords can be figured out using the regular pattern of 

Major -Minor - Minor - Major - Major - Minor - Diminished

Common Chords Progressions For The Key Of C 

POSITIONS

CHORDS

I - IV - V

C - F - G

I - VI - IV - V

C - Am - F - G

II - V - I

Dm7 - G7 - Cmaj7

I – VI – II – V

C - F - Dm - G

I – V – VI – III – IV

C - G - F - Em - F

Guitar Chords In C  

Here are the basic guitar chords for the key of C. 

Guitar Chords In Key Of C

Piano Chords In C  

Here are the basic piano chords for the key of C. 

Piano Chords In C
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My name is Glen Parry. I've been in the audio world for over 15 years. This includes guitar, keyboard, ukulele, speakers, headphones and everything else that comes with it. I spend all my free time on music production and jamming with friends. I hope to use this site to share my experience and help anyone looking for solutions to audio related problems.