C#5 Chord (C# Power Chord) on Piano & Guitar

    Here's a piano keyboard and guitar fretboard reference to the C♯5 chord, also known as C♯ 5th, C♯ power chord or C♯ no 3rd.

    The notes of the C♯5 chord are C♯ G♯.

    The intervals of the C♯5 chord are the root (C♯) and the perfect fifth (G♯). Since five chords don't have a major or minor third, they don't have a distinctive major or minor feel.

    Five chords are often used on the guitar and are known as power chords. When played on the piano, they are often played with an extra root note on top, an extra C♯ in the case of the C♯5 chord.

    🎸 You can jump to guitar chord diagrams for the C♯5 chord in common positions on the guitar fretboard.

    C♯5 Chord on Piano

    C♯5 Chord

    notes: C♯ G♯

    • C
    • G

    C♯5 Chord with Extra Root

    notes: C♯ G♯ C♯

    • C
    • G
    • C

    🎸 Guitar Diagrams for the C♯ Power Chord

    Below you'll find guitar chord diagrams for common chord positions of the C♯5 chord, along with finger positions or note names.

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    orientation:
    1 Index finger
    2 Middle finger
    3 Ring finger
    4 Pinky

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    piano samples

    The piano samples used for this C♯5 chord reference are from “ Salamander Grand Piano V3 ” by Alexander Holm, licensed under CC BY 3.0.

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