C Piano Chord

C for Piano has the notes C E G. Listen to it and learn about its interval structure: R 3 5.


C Chord

Full name: C major
AKA: CM  
Piano sound:

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C Piano Chord Charts

Piano chord chart
C Piano chord chart


C Inversions on piano

C\E piano chord
C\G piano chord



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



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

Piano chord name C (C major)
Piano sound
Notes and structureC E G (R 3 5)
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


C#
Db

D#
Eb

F#
Gb

G#
Ab

A#
Bb

C#
Db

D#
Eb

F#
Gb

G#
Ab

A#
Bb

C

D

E

F

G

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

A

B




References related to this chord

basic major triad   Major chord  

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