C Major Scale: Interactive Piano Reference with Chords

    👑 Here's a majestic C major scale reference which shows the notes and finger position on a piano keyboard. Plus, an interactive tool to play C major diatonic chords and a list of common chord progressions in the key of C major.

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    C major scale notes, piano layout & finger position

    notes: C D E F G A B

    relative minor: A minor

    • C
    • D
    • E
    • F
    • G
    • A
    • B
    • C
    C
    D
    E
    A
    F
    B
    G
    C
    C
    F
    D
    G
    E
    A
    B
    C

    left hand

    right hand

    chords in the key of C major
    (C major diatonic chords)

    The chords in the key of C major are: C major, D minor, E minor, F major, G major, A minor and B diminished

    Tap or use numbers 1 through 7 to trigger the chords. You can also tap to trigger the chord inversions or the 7th chords. This tool can be used as a chord progression generator.

    common chord progressions in the key of C major

    Here's list of popular major key chord progressions along with the specific chords they represent in the key of C major. Again, you can use numbers 1 through 7 on your keyboard to trigger the different chords.

    I C maj
    IV F maj
    V G maj
    I C maj
    vi A min
    ii D min
    V G maj
    vi A min
    IV F maj
    I C maj
    V G maj
    I C maj
    iii E min
    IV F maj
    V G maj
    I C maj
    IV F maj
    vi B min
    V G maj
    ii D min
    V G maj
    I C maj
    I C maj
    vi A min
    IV F maj
    V G maj
    I C maj
    IV F maj
    ii D min
    V G maj
    iii E min
    vi A min
    ii D min
    V G maj
    I C maj
    V G maj
    vi A min
    IV F maj
    I C maj
    IV F maj
    V G maj
    I C maj
    I C maj
    V G maj
    ii D min
    iii E min

    toggle C major scale intervals & scale degrees

    degreesnotesintervals
    1: TonicCUnison
    2: SupertonicDMajor 2nd
    3: MediantEMajor 3rd
    4: SubdominantFPerfect 4th
    5: DominantGPerfect 5th
    6: SubmediantAMajor 6th
    7: Leading ToneBMajor 7th
    1: Octave/TonicCPerfect 8th

    Popular Songs in the Key of C Major

    • Imagine by John Lennon
    • Another Brick in the Wall by Pink Floyd
    • Losing My Religion by R.E.M.
    • Changes by Black Sabbath
    • Dirty Diana by Michael Jackson
    • Heaven by Bryan Adams
    • Walking in Memphis by Marc Cohn
    • All The Small Things by Blink-182
    • Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen

    major scale formula

    🔧 The major scales are constructed using this note pattern:

    • W-W-H-W-W-W-H
    ◈◈◈

    W = Whole step   H = Half step


    go to a different major or minor scale

    D majorE majorF majorG majorA majorB majorD/C majorE/D majorG/F majorA/G majorB/A major

    C minorD minorE minorF minorG minorA minorB minor C/D minorD/E minorF/G minorG/A minorA/B minor


    piano samples

    The piano samples used here are from “ Salamander Grand Piano V3 ” by Alexander Holm, licensed under CC BY 3.0.

    drum samples

    The drum samples used here are from “ Mailbox Badger : Public Domain Drum Samples : Vol. 2 ”by Mailbox Badger/Patrick Callan, licensed under CC BY 3.0.


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