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