Chords in Musical Keys

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Chords in Musical Keys

Chords in the Musical Keys


Chords in the Key of Ab (A flat) Major

  • Chord Sequence for all Major Keys: M m m M M m dim
  • Chord Sequence for all Major Keys with 7ths: M7 m7 m7 M7 7 m7 m7b5
  • Notes in the Ab Major Key: Ab Bb C Db E F G
Chord Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7dim
Major Chords Ab Bbm Cm Db Eb Fm Gdim
Chords add 7ths AbM7 Bbm7 Cm7 DbM7 Eb7 Fm7 Gm7b5
Relative Chords Fm Gdim Ab Bbm Cm Db Eb

Chords in the Key of G# (G Sharp) Minor

  • Chord Sequence for all Minor Keys: m dim M m m M M
  • Chord Sequence for all Minor Keys with 7ths: m7 m7b5 M7 m7 m7 M7 7
  • Notes in the G# Minor Key: G# A# B C# D# E F#
Chord Number 1 2dim 3 4 5 6 7
Minor Chords G#m A#dim B C#m D#m E F#
Chords add 7ths G#m7 A#m7b5 BM7 C#m7 D#m7 EM7 F#7

Referencing the Chords in the Key

  • M = Major Chord, min = Minor Chord, dim = Diminished Chord
  • M7 = Major 7th, m7 = Minor 7th, 7 = Dominant 7th
  • Playing the relative chord over the chord adds dimension
  • Relative Minor Chords are related through the Circle of Fifths

Chords in the Key of A Major

  • Chord Sequence for all Major Keys: M m m M M m dim
  • Chord Sequence for all Major Keys with 7ths: M7 m7 m7 M7 7 m7 m7b5
  • Notes in the A Major Key: A B C# D E F# G#
Chord Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7dim
Major Chords A Bm C#m D E F#m G#dim
Chords add 7ths AM7 Bm7 C#m7 DM7 E7 F#m7 G#m7b5
Relative Chords F#m G#dim A Bm C#m D E

Chords in the Key of A Minor

  • Chord Sequence for all Minor Keys: m dim M m m M M
  • Chord Sequence for all Minor Keys with 7ths: m7 m7b5 M7 m7 m7 M7 7
  • Notes in the A Minor Key: A B C D E F G
Chord Number 1 2dim 3 4 5 6 7
Minor Chords Am Bdim C Dm Em F G
Chords add 7ths Am7 Bm7b5 CM7 Dm7 Em7 FM7 G7

Referencing the Chords in the Key

  • M = Major Chord, min = Minor Chord, dim = Diminished Chord
  • M7 = Major 7th, m7 = Minor 7th, 7 = Dominant 7th
  • Playing the relative chord over the chord adds dimension
  • Relative Minor Chords are related through the Circle of Fifths

Chords in the Key of Bb (B Flat) Major

  • Chord Sequence for all Major Keys: M m m M M m dim
  • Chord Sequence for all Major Keys with 7ths: M7 m7 m7 M7 7 m7 m7b5
  • Notes in the Bb Major Key: Bb C D Eb F G A
Chord Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7dim
Major Chords Bb Cm Dm Eb F Gm Adim
Chords add 7ths BbM7 Cm7 Dm7 EbM7 F7 Gm7 Am7b5
Relative Chords Gm Adim Bb Cm Dm Eb F

Chords in the Key of A# (A Sharp) Minor

  • Chord Sequence for all Minor Keys: m dim M m m M M
  • Chord Sequence for all Minor Keys with 7ths: m7 m7b5 M7 m7 m7 M7 7
  • Notes in the A# Minor Key: A# B# C# D# E# F# G# (all sharps)
Chord Number 1 2dim 3 4 5 6 7
Minor Chords A#m B#dim C# D#m E#m F# G#
Chords add 7ths A#m7 B#m7b5 C#M7 D#m7 E#m7 F#M7 G#7

Referencing the Chords in the Key

  • M = Major Chord, min = Minor Chord, dim = Diminished Chord
  • M7 = Major 7th, m7 = Minor 7th, 7 = Dominant 7th
  • Playing the relative chord over the chord adds dimension
  • Relative Minor Chords are related through the Circle of Fifths

Chords in the Key of B Major

  • Chord Sequence for all Major Keys: M m m M M m dim
  • Chord Sequence for all Major Keys with 7ths: M7 m7 m7 M7 7 m7 m7b5
  • Notes in the B Major Key: B C# D# E F# G# A#
Chord Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7dim
Major Chords B C#m D#m E F# G#m A#dim
Chords add 7ths BM7 C#m7 D#m7 EM7 F#7 G#m7 A#m7b5
Relative Chords G#m A#dim B C#m D#m E F#

Chords in the Key of B Minor

  • Chord Sequence for all Minor Keys: m dim M m m M M
  • Chord Sequence for all Minor Keys with 7ths: m7 m7b5 M7 m7 m7 M7 7
  • Notes in the B Minor Key: B C# D E F# G A
Chord Number 1 2dim 3 4 5 6 7
Minor Chords Bm C#dim D Em F#m G A
Chords add 7ths Bm7 C#m7b5 DM7 Em7 F#m7 GM7 A7

Referencing the Chords in the Key

  • M = Major Chord, min = Minor Chord, dim = Diminished Chord
  • M7 = Major 7th, m7 = Minor 7th, 7 = Dominant 7th
  • Playing the relative chord over the chord adds dimension
  • Relative Minor Chords are related through the Circle of Fifths

Chords in the Key of C Major

  • Chord Sequence for all Major Keys: M m m M M m dim
  • Chord Sequence for all Major Keys with 7ths: M7 m7 m7 M7 7 m7 m7b5
  • Notes in the C Major Key: C D E F G A B
Chord Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7dim
Major Chords C Dm Em F G Am Bdim
Chords add 7ths CM7 Dm7 Em7 FM7 G7 Am7 Bm7b5
Relative Chords Am Bdim C Dm Em F G

Chords in the Key of C Minor

  • Chord Sequence for all Minor Keys: m dim M m m M M
  • Chord Sequence for all Minor Keys with 7ths: m7 m7b5 M7 m7 m7 M7 7
  • Notes in the C Minor Key: C D Eb F G Ab Bb
Chord Number 1 2dim 3 4 5 6 7
Minor Chords Cm Ddim Eb Fm Gm Ab Bb
Chords add 7ths Cm7 Dm7b5 EbM7 Fm7 Gm7 AbM7 Bb7

Referencing the Chords in the Key

  • M = Major Chord, min = Minor Chord, dim = Diminished Chord
  • M7 = Major 7th, m7 = Minor 7th, 7 = Dominant 7th
  • Playing the relative chord over the chord adds dimension
  • Relative Minor Chords are related through the Circle of Fifths

Chords in the Key of C# (C Sharp) Major

  • Chord Sequence for all Major Keys: M m m M M m dim
  • Chord Sequence for all Major Keys with 7ths: M7 m7 m7 M7 7 m7 m7b5
  • Notes in the C# Major Key: C# D# E# F# G# A# B#
Chord Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7dim
Major Chords C# D#m E#m F# G# A#m B#dim
Chords add 7ths C#M7 D#m7 E#m7 F#M7 G#7 A#m7 B#m7b5
Relative Chords A#m B#dim C# D#m E#m F# G#

Chords in the Key of C# (C Sharp) Minor

  • Chord Sequence for all Minor Keys: m dim M m m M M
  • Chord Sequence for all Minor Keys with 7ths: m7 m7b5 M7 m7 m7 M7 7
  • Notes in the C# Minor Key: C# D# E F# G# A B
Chord Number 1 2dim 3 4 5 6 7
Minor Chords C#m D#dim E F#m G#m A B
Chords add 7ths C#m7 D#m7b5 EM7 F#m7 G#m7 AM7 B7

Referencing the Chords in the Key

  • M = Major Chord, min = Minor Chord, dim = Diminished Chord
  • M7 = Major 7th, m7 = Minor 7th, 7 = Dominant 7th
  • Playing the relative chord over the chord adds dimension
  • Relative Minor Chords are related through the Circle of Fifths

Chords in the Key of Db (D Flat) Major

  • Chord Sequence for all Major Keys: M m m M M m dim
  • Chord Sequence for all Major Keys with 7ths: M7 m7 m7 M7 7 m7 m7b5
  • Notes in the Db Major Key: Db Eb F Gb Ab Bb C
Chord Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7dim
Major Chords Db Ebm Fm Gb Ab Bbm Cdim
Chords add 7ths DbM7 Ebm7 Fm7 GbM7 Ab7 Bbm7 Cm7b5
Relative Chords Bbm Cdim Db Ebm Fm Gb Ab

Chords in the Key of C# (C Sharp) Minor

  • Chord Sequence for all Minor Keys: m dim M m m M M
  • Chord Sequence for all Minor Keys with 7ths: m7 m7b5 M7 m7 m7 M7 7
  • Notes in the C# Minor Key: C# D# E F# G# A B
Chord Number 1 2dim 3 4 5 6 7
Minor Chords C#m D#dim E F#m G#m A B
Chords add 7ths C#m7 D#m7b5 EM7 F#m7 G#m7 AM7 B7

Referencing the Chords in the Key

  • M = Major Chord, min = Minor Chord, dim = Diminished Chord
  • M7 = Major 7th, m7 = Minor 7th, 7 = Dominant 7th
  • Playing the relative chord over the chord adds dimension
  • Relative Minor Chords are related through the Circle of Fifths

Chords in the Key of D Major

  • Chord Sequence for all Major Keys: M m m M M m dim
  • Chord Sequence for all Major Keys with 7ths: M7 m7 m7 M7 7 m7 m7b5
  • Notes in the D Major Key: D E F# G A B C#
Chord Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7dim
Major Chords D Em F#m G A Bm C#dim
Chords add 7ths DM7 Em7 F#m7 GM7 A7 Bm7 C#m7b5
Relative Chords Bm C#dim D Em F#m G A

Chords in the Key of D Minor

  • Chord Sequence for all Minor Keys: m dim M m m M M
  • Chord Sequence for all Minor Keys with 7ths: m7 m7b5 M7 m7 m7 M7 7
  • Notes in the C# Minor Key: D E F G A Bb C
Chord Number 1 2dim 3 4 5 6 7
Minor Chords Dm Edim F Gm Am Bb C
Chords add 7ths Dm7 Em7b5 FM7 Gm7 Am7 BbM7 C7

Referencing the Chords in the Key

  • M = Major Chord, min = Minor Chord, dim = Diminished Chord
  • M7 = Major 7th, m7 = Minor 7th, 7 = Dominant 7th
  • Playing the relative chord over the chord adds dimension
  • Relative Minor Chords are related through the Circle of Fifths

Chords in the Key of Eb (E Flat) Major

  • Chord Sequence for all Major Keys: M m m M M m dim
  • Chord Sequence for all Major Keys with 7ths: M7 m7 m7 M7 7 m7 m7b5
  • Notes in the Eb Major Key: Eb F G Ab Bb C D
Chord Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7dim
Major Chords Eb Fm Gm Ab Bb Cm Ddim
Chords add 7ths EbM7 Fm7 Gm7 AbM7 Bb7 Cm7 Dm7b5
Relative Chords Cm Ddim Eb Fm Gm Ab Bb

Chords in the Key of D# Minor

  • Chord Sequence for all Minor Keys: m dim M m m M M
  • Chord Sequence for all Minor Keys with 7ths: m7 m7b5 M7 m7 m7 M7 7
  • Notes in the D# Minor Key: D# E# F# G# A# B C#
Chord Number 1 2dim 3 4 5 6 7
Minor Chords D#m E#dim F# G#m A#m B C#
Chords add 7ths D#m7 E#m7b5 F#M7 G#m7 A#m7 BM7 C#7

Referencing the Chords in the Key

  • M = Major Chord, min = Minor Chord, dim = Diminished Chord
  • M7 = Major 7th, m7 = Minor 7th, 7 = Dominant 7th
  • Playing the relative chord over the chord adds dimension
  • Relative Minor Chords are related through the Circle of Fifths

Chords in the Key of E Major

  • Chord Sequence for all Major Keys: M m m M M m dim
  • Chord Sequence for all Major Keys with 7ths: M7 m7 m7 M7 7 m7 m7b5
  • Notes in the E Major Key: E F# G# A B C# D#
Chord Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7dim
Major Chords E F#m G#m A B C#m D#dim
Chords add 7ths EM7 F#m7 G#m7 AM7 B7 C#m7 D#m7b5
Relative Chords C#m D#dim E F#m G#m A B

Chords in the Key of E Minor

  • Chord Sequence for all Minor Keys: m dim M m m M M
  • Chord Sequence for all Minor Keys with 7ths: m7 m7b5 M7 m7 m7 M7 7
  • Notes in the E Minor Key: E F# G A B C D
Chord Number 1 2dim 3 4 5 6 7
Minor Chords Em F#dim G Am Bm C D
Chords add 7ths Em7 F#m7b5 GM7 Am7 Bm7 CM7 D7

Referencing the Chords in the Key

  • M = Major Chord, min = Minor Chord, dim = Diminished Chord
  • M7 = Major 7th, m7 = Minor 7th, 7 = Dominant 7th
  • Playing the relative chord over the chord adds dimension
  • Relative Minor Chords are related through the Circle of Fifths

Chords in the Key of F Major

  • Chord Sequence for all Major Keys: M m m M M m dim
  • Chord Sequence for all Major Keys with 7ths: M7 m7 m7 M7 7 m7 m7b5
  • Notes in the F Major Key: F G A Bb C D E
Chord Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7dim
Major Chords F Gm Am Bb C Dm Edim
Chords add 7ths FM7 Gm7 Am7 BbM7 C7 Dm7 Em7b5
Relative Chords Dm Edim F Gm Am Bb C

Chords in the Key of F Minor

  • Chord Sequence for all Minor Keys: m dim M m m M M
  • Chord Sequence for all Minor Keys with 7ths: m7 m7b5 M7 m7 m7 M7 7
  • Notes in the F Minor Key: F G Ab Bb C Db Eb
Chord Number 1 2dim 3 4 5 6 7
Minor Chords Fm Gdim Ab Bbm Cm Db Eb
Chords add 7ths Fm7 Gm7b5 AbM7 Bbm7 Cm7 DbM7 Eb7

Referencing the Chords in the Key

  • M = Major Chord, min = Minor Chord, dim = Diminished Chord
  • M7 = Major 7th, m7 = Minor 7th, 7 = Dominant 7th
  • Playing the relative chord over the chord adds dimension
  • Relative Minor Chords are related through the Circle of Fifths

Chords in the Key of F# (F Sharp) Major

  • Chord Sequence for all Major Keys: M m m M M m dim
  • Chord Sequence for all Major Keys with 7ths: M7 m7 m7 M7 7 m7 m7b5
  • Notes in the F# Major Key: F# G# A# B C# D# E#
Chord Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7dim
Major Chords F# G#m A#m B C# D#m E#dim
Chords add 7ths F#M7 G#m7 A#m7 BM7 C#7 D#m7 E#m7b5
Relative Chords D#m E#dim F# G#m A#m B C#

Chords in the Key of F# (F Sharp) Minor

  • Chord Sequence for all Minor Keys: m dim M m m M M
  • Chord Sequence for all Minor Keys with 7ths: m7 m7b5 M7 m7 m7 M7 7
  • Notes in the F# Minor Key: F# G# A B C# D E
Chord Number 1 2dim 3 4 5 6 7
Minor Chords F#m G#dim A Bm C#m D E
Chords add 7ths F#m7 G#m7b5 AM7 Bm7 C#m7 DM7 E7

Referencing the Chords in the Key

  • M = Major Chord, min = Minor Chord, dim = Diminished Chord
  • M7 = Major 7th, m7 = Minor 7th, 7 = Dominant 7th
  • Playing the relative chord over the chord adds dimension
  • Relative Minor Chords are related through the Circle of Fifths

Chords in the Key of Gb (G Flat) Major

  • Chord Sequence for all Major Keys: M m m M M m dim
  • Chord Sequence for all Major Keys with 7ths: M7 m7 m7 M7 7 m7 m7b5
  • Notes in the Gb Major Key: Gb Ab Bb Cb Db Eb F
Chord Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7dim
Major Chords Gb Abm Bbm Cb Db Ebm Fdim
Chords add 7ths GbM7 Abm7 Bbm7 CbM7 Db7 Ebm7 Fm7b5
Relative Chords Ebm Fdim Gb Abm Bbm Cb Db

Chords in the Key of F# (F Sharp) Minor

  • Chord Sequence for all Minor Keys: m dim M m m M M
  • Chord Sequence for all Minor Keys with 7ths: m7 m7b5 M7 m7 m7 M7 7
  • Notes in the F# Minor Key: F# G# A B C# D E
Chord Number 1 2dim 3 4 5 6 7
Minor Chords F#m G#m A Bm C#m D E
Chords add 7ths F#m7 G#m7b5 AM7 Bm7 C#m7 DM7 E7

Referencing the Chords in the Key

  • M = Major Chord, min = Minor Chord, dim = Diminished Chord
  • M7 = Major 7th, m7 = Minor 7th, 7 = Dominant 7th
  • Playing the relative chord over the chord adds dimension
  • Relative Minor Chords are related through the Circle of Fifths

Chords in the Key of G Major

  • Chord Sequence for all Major Keys: M m m M M m dim
  • Chord Sequence for all Major Keys with 7ths: M7 m7 m7 M7 7 m7 m7b5
  • Notes in the G Major Key: G A B C D E F#
Chord Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7dim
Major Chords G Am Bm C D Em F#dim
Chords add 7ths GM7 Am7 Bm7 CM7 D7 Em7 F#m7b5
Relative Chords Em F#dim G Am Bm C D

Chords in the Key of G Minor

  • Chord Sequence for all Minor Keys: m dim M m m M M
  • Chord Sequence for all Minor Keys with 7ths: m7 m7b5 M7 m7 m7 M7 7
  • Notes in the G Minor Key: G A Bb C D Eb F
Chord Number 1 2dim 3 4 5 6 7
Minor Chords Gm Adim Bb Cm Dm Eb F
Chords add 7ths Gm7 Am7b5 BbM7 Cm7 Dm7 EbM7 F7

Referencing the Chords in the Key

  • M = Major Chord, min = Minor Chord, dim = Diminished Chord
  • M7 = Major 7th, m7 = Minor 7th, 7 = Dominant 7th
  • Playing the relative chord over the chord adds dimension
  • Relative Minor Chords are related through the Circle of Fifths

Chords in the Key of G# (G Sharp) Major

  • Chord Sequence for all Major Keys: M m m M M m dim
  • Chord Sequence for all Major Keys with 7ths: M7 m7 m7 M7 7 m7 m7b5
  • Notes in the G Major Key: G# A# B# C# D# Fx G#
Chord Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7dim
Major Chords G# A#m B#m C# D# Fxm G#dim
Chords add 7ths G#M7 A#m7 B#m7 C#M7 D#7 Fxm7 G#m7b5
Relative Chords E#m Fxdim G# A#m B#m C# D#

Chords in the Key of G# Minor

  • Chord Sequence for all Minor Keys: m dim M m m M M
  • Chord Sequence for all Minor Keys with 7ths: m7 m7b5 M7 m7 m7 M7 7
  • Notes in the G# Minor Key: G# A# B C# D# E F#
Chord Number 1 2dim 3 4 5 6 7
Minor Chords G#m A#dim B C#m D#m E F#
Chords add 7ths G#m7 A#m7b5 BM7 C#m7 D#m7 EM7 F#7

Referencing the Chords in the Key

  • M = Major Chord, min = Minor Chord, dim = Diminished Chord
  • x = Double Sharp
  • M7 = Major 7th, m7 = Minor 7th, 7 = Dominant 7th
  • Playing the relative chord over the chord adds dimension
  • Relative Minor Chords are related through the Circle of Fifths
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