12 Major Chords In Music

12 Major Chords in Music

There are 12 major chords in music.  They are the same if learning piano, keyboard, guitar, violin or any other musical instrument. Major chords are simply made up of  the 1st, 3rd, and 5th notes of any given major scale.

The other 9 most often used Major Chords in music are listed below.  Moving upward from Middle C on your piano keyboard by half step these chords are as follows.

C Sharp Major Chord

12 Major Chords in Music

C Sharp Major Chord uses the 1st, 3rd and 5th notes of the C Sharp Major Scale.
C#, E#, G#

D Major Chord

Major Chords in Music

 D Major Chord uses the 1st, 3rd and 5th notes of the D Major Scale.

D, F#, A

E Flat Major Chord

Major Chords in Music

E-flat Major Chord
Eb, G, Bb

F Sharp Major Chord

Major Chords in MusicF Sharp Major Chord
F#, A#, C#

Major Chords in Music

Ab, C, Eb
B-flat Major Chord
Bb, D, F
B Major Chord
B, D#, F#

For each and every MAJOR CHORD listed above there is a corresponding Major Scale.  Most important to remember in your beginning music theory study is that there are 12 Major Scales and 12 minor scales.

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