C Guitar Chord

C Guitar Chord and alternate tunings. 9 chord voicings, charts and sounds. Chord notes and structure: C E G (R 3 5).


C Chord

Full name: C major
AKA: CM  
Guitar sound:

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C Guitar Chord Charts

Simplified notation: x 3 2 0 1 0 Difficulty level: Rookie
C for guitar on frets x, 3, 2, 0, 1, 0 C for guitar on frets x, 3, 2, 0, 1, 0

Simplified notation: x 3 2 0 1 3 Difficulty level: Rookie
C for guitar on frets x, 3, 2, 0, 1, 3 C for guitar on frets x, 3, 2, 0, 1, 3

Simplified notation: 8 10 10 9 8 8 Difficulty level: Intermediate
C for guitar on frets 8, 10, 10, 9, 8, 8 C for guitar on frets 8, 10, 10, 9, 8, 8

Simplified notation: x 3 5 5 5 3 Difficulty level: Intermediate
C for guitar on frets x, 3, 5, 5, 5, 3 C for guitar on frets x, 3, 5, 5, 5, 3

Simplified notation: x x 5 5 5 8 Difficulty level: Intermediate
C for guitar on frets x, x, 5, 5, 5, 8 C for guitar on frets x, x, 5, 5, 5, 8

Simplified notation: x x 10 12 13 12 Difficulty level: Advanced
C for guitar on frets x, x, 10, 12, 13, 12 C for guitar on frets x, x, 10, 12, 13, 12

Simplified notation: 8 7 5 5 5 x Difficulty level: Professional
C for guitar on frets 8, 7, 5, 5, 5, x C for guitar on frets 8, 7, 5, 5, 5, x

Simplified notation: 8 7 5 x x 8
C for guitar on frets 8, 7, 5, x, x, 8 C for guitar on frets 8, 7, 5, x, x, 8


Simplified notation: 8 7 x 5 8 x
C for guitar on frets 8, 7, x, 5, 8, x C for guitar on frets 8, 7, x, 5, 8, x




C Inversions on guitar

C\E guitar chord
C\G guitar chord

C chord charts for left handed guitar

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C Chord Structure

Notes: C E G
Interval structure: R 3 5

Chord construction:
R = C
C + major interval = E (scale degree = 3rd)
E + minor interval = G (scale degree = 5th)


C\E ; C\G ;


C on other instruments

C piano
C Piano chord chart
C guitar
C Guitar chord chart
C ukulele
C ukulele chord
C mandolin
C mandolin chord
C banjo
C banjo chord


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C Chord Harmonized Progressions

C major scale harmonized triads
C Dm Em F G Am Bdim

G major scale harmonized triads
G Am Bm C D Em Gbdim

F major scale harmonized triads
F Gm Am Bb C Dm Edim

A natural minor scale harmonized triads
Am Bdim C Dm Em F G

E natural minor scale harmonized triads
Em Gbdim G Am Bm C D

D natural minor scale harmonized triads
Dm Edim F Gm Am Bb C

F harmonic minor scale harmonized triads
Fm Gdim Abaug Bbm C Db Edim

E harmonic minor scale harmonized triads
Em Gbdim Gaug Am B C Ebdim

G melodic minor scale harmonized triads
Gm Am Bbaug C D Edim Gbdim

F melodic minor scale harmonized triads
Fm Gm Abaug Bb C Ddim Edim




Scales Related to C

Scales that include all of the notes of C.
C major F major G major F melodic minor G melodic minor C ionian F ionian G ionian E harmonic minor F harmonic minor D natural minor E natural minor A natural minor D dorian G dorian A dorian E phrygian A phrygian B phrygian C lydian

C chord staff

Musical staff for the C chord

C summary table

Guitar chord name C (C major)
Guitar sound
Notes and structureC E G (R 3 5)
Alternate tunings
Related Chords C\E ; C\G ;
Chord Categories basic major triad   Major chord  
Other Notations CM  
Chord Construction R = C
C + major interval = E (scale degree = 3rd)
E + minor interval = G (scale degree = 5th)
C on other instrumentsC piano
C Piano chord chart
C guitar
C Guitar chord chart
C ukulele
C ukulele chord
C mandolin
C mandolin chord
C banjo
C banjo chord

Tweak notes of C

E
C
G
E
C
 
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X
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References related to this chord

basic major triad   Major chord  

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