🎹 App that detects chords

    Common Chord Progressions: Interactive Piano Chart

    🎹 Explore various common chord progressions and visualize the notes for each chord on a virtual piano keyboard.

    Select a major or minor key using the key selector in the bottom left corner and click the buttons under a chord progression to hear that triad and see the notes highlighted on the piano.

    The chords for each of these popular chord progressions is represented using its roman numeral. When playing a chord, you'll also see the notes for that chord appear at the bottom.

    You can select to arpeggiate the chords being played on the piano.

    Also check out the tool for piano chords and the virtual piano.

    key:

    note display:

    octave of root note:

    • C3
    • C♯
      D♭
    • D
    • D♯
      E♭
    • E
    • F
    • F♯
      G♭
    • G
    • G♯
      A♭
    • A
    • A♯
      B♭
    • B
    • C4
    • C♯
      D♭
    • D
    • D♯
      E♭
    • E
    • F
    • F♯
      G♭
    • G
    • G♯
      A♭
    • A
    • A♯
      B♭
    • B
    • C5

    Common Chord Progressions in the Key of C Major

    I - IV - V - I

    I - V - vi - IV

    ii - V - I

    I - vi - IV - V

    vi - IV - I - V

    I - IV - vi - V

    I - iii - IV - V

    I - IV - ii - V

    vi - ii - V - I

    I - V - IV

    I - vi - ii - V

    iii - vi - ii - V

    I - V - ii - iii

    Common Chord Progressions in the Key of C Minor

    i - iv - v - i

    i - VI - III - VII

    i - iv - VII - III

    i - v - VI - VII

    i - VII - VI - v

    i - VI - iv - VII

    i - iv - i - V

    i - iv - v

    i - III - VI - VII

    i - VII - III - VI

    i - VI - VII

    i - III - iv - v

    i - v - VII - iv


    V Chord in Minor Keys

    Note the in minor keys the V chord is often major, taken from the harmonic minor scale, instead of the minor v chord found in the natural minor scale .


    You can get in touch with me here if you'd like to suggest other chord progressions to be added here.


    Piano Samples

    The piano samples used for these common chord progressions are from “ Salamander Grand Piano V3 ” by Alexander Holm, licensed under CC BY 3.0.

    Circle of fifths with major and minor keys