C Major Scale

C Major Scale

Notes of the C Major Scale on a piano keyboard and in ascending order on a staff:

c major scale


C Major Key Signature

The key signature of C major scale has no sharp or flat. All notes in the C major scale are natural notes.

C major scale is the relative major of A minor scaleC major and A minor scales have the same key signature.

Flat Key signatures


C Major Diatonic Chords

These are the seven major scale diatonic chords that come from the C major scale:

c major diatonic chords

I – C E G (C major chord).

ii – D F A (D minor chord).

iii – E G B (E minor chord).

IV – F A C (F major chord).

V – G B D (G major chord).

vi – A C E (A minor chord).

viiºB D F (B diminished chord).

c major diatonic chords

These are the chords that are diatonic to the C major scale. They make a harmonic sound for music in the C major key.

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