Here's a piano keyboard and guitar fretboard reference to the
C5 chord, also known as
C power chord or
C no 3rd.
The notes of the C5 chord are C G.
The intervals of the C5 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 C5 chord.
🎸 You can jump to guitar chord diagrams for the C5 chord in common positions on the guitar fretboard.
C5 Chord on Piano
⌨️ hint: use number 1 to trigger the C5 chord and the number 2 to trigger the chord with an added root on top.
notes: C G
C5 Chord with Extra Root
notes: C G C
🎸 Guitar Diagrams for the C Power Chord
Below you'll find guitar chord diagrams for common chord positions of the C5 chord, along with finger positions or note names.