Primary Chords - C Major

The I, IV, and V chords of the C major scale.

Published: Feb 8, 2013 Updated: Feb 8, 2013

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The primary chords for any major key are the I, IV and V chords of its corresponding major scale. For C Major the primary chords are: C,** F**, G, and G7.

From the primary and secondary chords of a major key countless songs and chords progressions can be played.


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