Guitar Chords In The Key Of C Major

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Learn guitar chords in the key of C major with this simple guide.

What chords are in the key of C Major?

There are seven chords in the key of C Major:

C Major – D Minor – E Minor – F Major – G Major – A Minor – B Diminished

Learn the major scale formula here

Learn about diatonic scales and harmony here

C major scale notes

There are seven notes in the C major scale:


Chord shapes in the key of C major

C Major

Open C Major Chord
C Major Open Chord

D Minor

Open D Minor Chord
Open D Minor Chord

E Minor

Open E Minor Chord
Open E Minor Chord

F Major

F Major Barre Chord
F Major Barre Chord

G Major

Open G Major Chord
G Major Open Chord

A Minor

Open A Minor Chord
Open A Minor Chord

B Diminished

B Diminished Guitar Chord

7th guitar chords in the key of C major (chart)

Here’s the full lesson on 7th chords in the C major scale.

Learn roman numerals here (From OKState University)


Learn more about 7th chords here

Learn about diminished chords here