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Primary Chords - C Major

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

PUBLISHED: Feb 8, 2013 UPDATED: Feb 12, 2020 • VIEWS: 28 • LESSON CODE: UL44a

Instruments: ukulele Subjects: scaleschords

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Primary Chords - C Major

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.

Primary Chords

Every major key has four major triads, three minor triads and one lone diminished triad.


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