Chords in the Key of C major
This session will help you understand Keys and their Chords.
We'll start with a look at the Key C major and its chords.
In following Sessions, the Keys of G major, D major, A major & E major will be covered .
C major D minor E minor F major G major A minor
The 6 chords above are the main chords in the key of C major.
The Key of C major consists of 3 major chords & 3 minor chords.
(Each key also has a diminished chord - more of that later!)
All Keys follow the same pattern - for example:
The Key of G major is:
G major, A minor, B minor, C major, D major & E minor.
Have a go at the following 6 Chord Progressions in the Key of C major.
Count 4 beats for each chord.
Make up some progressions of your own.
(In the progressions below Am = A minor; Dm = D minor; Em = E minor)
1. C / / / Am / / / Dm / / / G / / / C / / /
2. C / / / G / / / Dm / / / G / / / C / / /
3. C / / / Em / / / Dm / / / G / / / C / / /
4. C / / / Dm / / / G / / / C / / /
5. C / / / F / / / G / / / C / / /
6. C / / / Em / / / F / / / C / /