Diatonic Chords of C Sharp Major Scale

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How to form diatonic chords of C sharp major scale?

C Sharp Major Scale

C♯ – D♯ – E♯ – F♯ – G♯ – A♯ – B♯ – C♯ are the notes of the C sharp major scale.

c sharp major scale

 

Diatonic chords are formed by stacking two generic third notes above each scale note.

c sharp major diatonic chords

C Sharp Major Diatonic Chords

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

c sharp major diatonic chords

Each major scale diatonic chord is labelled with a roman numeral number, and follows the same pattern:

I,  ii,  iii,  IV,  V,  vi, viiº

c sharp major diatonic chords

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.

Firstfourth and fifth chords of a major scale will always be major chordsSecondthird and sixth chords of a major scale will always be minor chordsSeventh chord of a major scale will always be diminished chords.

The seven diatonic chords formed from the key of C sharp major are:

I. C♯ – E♯ – G♯ (C Sharp major chord)

ii. D♯ – F♯ – A♯ (D Sharp minor chord)

iii. E♯ – G♯ – B♯ (E♯ minor chord) *Notice that E♯ and F are enharmonic equivalents. F minor chord is used more commonly than E♯ minor chord.

IV. F♯ – A♯ – C♯ (F Sharp major chord)

V. G♯ – B♯ – D♯ (G♯ major chord) *Notice that G♯ and A♭ are enharmonic equivalents, and A Flat major chord is used more commonly than G♯ major chord.

vi. A♯ – C♯ – E♯ (A Sharp minor chord)

viiº. B♯ – D♯ – F♯ (B♯ diminished chord) *Notice that B♯ and C are enharmonic equivalents. C diminished chord is used more commonly than B♯ diminished chord.

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

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