Major Key Chord Notes Chart (Diatonic Triads)
Music theory: handy chord reference chart showing the notes in all diatonic major key triads
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Do you play guitar? Does the idea of figuring out the key a song is in and what chords it contains without tablature or chord sheets seem daunting?
Because It's not always that straightforward to work out a song key even when you know some music theory, use our chord note reference chart below to help you out.
Our chart shows you:
- all the chords in every major key signature
- the notes in all major scale diatonic triads; major chords, minor chords, and diminished.
- The Roman numerals used for each chord degree. Uppercase capital letters represent major chords and lowercase represent minor chords. The 'vii°' symbol represents the diminished triad.
- How to figure out what chords sound good together so you can start writing your own songs.
I-IV-V = The 1-4-5 major chord degrees
ii-iii-vi = The 2-3-6 minor chord degrees
vii° = The 7th diminished chord degree
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- Major seventh (Maj 7th)
- Minor Seventh
- Diminished - Half Diminished
- Dominant seventh
- Major 9th / minor 9th / dom 9th
- Maj11th / minor 11th / dom 11th
- Maj13th / minor 13th / dom 13th