Diatonic Chords of C Flat Major Scale
How to form diatonic chords of C flat major scale?
C Flat Major Scale
C♭ – D♭ – E♭ – F♭ – G♭ – A♭ – B♭ – C♭ are the notes of the C flat major scale.
Diatonic chords are formed by stacking two generic third notes above each scale note.
C Flat Major Diatonic Chords
These are the seven major scale diatonic chords that come from the C flat major scale.
Each major scale diatonic chord is labelled with a roman numeral number, and follows the same pattern:
I, ii, iii, IV, V, vi, viiº
We use uppercase roman numeral numbers to represent major chords, lowercase to represent minor chords, uppercase with a small plus sign to represent augmented chords, and lowercase with a small circle to represent diminished chords.
First, fourth and fifth chords of a major scale will always be major chords. Second, third and sixth chords of a major scale will always be minor chords. Seventh chord of a major scale will always be diminished chords.
The seven diatonic chords formed from the key of C flat major are:
I. C♭ – E♭ – G♭ (C Flat major chord)
ii. D♭ – F♭ – A♭ (D♭ minor chord) *Notice that D♭ and C♯ are enharmonic equivalents. C Sharp minor chord is used more commonly than D♭ minor chord.
iii. E♭ – G♭ – B♭ (E Flat minor chord)
IV. F♭ – A♭ – C♭ (F♭ major chord) *Notice that F♭ and E are enharmonic equivalents, and E major chord is used more commonly than F♭major chord.
V. G♭ – B♭ – D♭ (G Flat major chord)
vi. A♭ – C♭ – E♭ (A Flat minor chord)
viiº. B♭ – D♭ – F♭ (B Flat diminished chord)
These are the chords that are diatonic to the C flat major scale. They are directly related to the C flat major key and make a harmonic sound for music in the same key.
Categories: Major Scale Diatonic Chords