C major chord

C major chord for piano (including C/E and C/G inversions) presented by keyboard diagrams.
Explanation: The regular C chord is a triad, meaning that it consists of three notes. On the picture of the keyboard, you can see the three notes of the C chord marked in red color.
Theory: The C major chord is constructed with a root, a major third and a perfect fifth.
Fingerings: little finger, middle finger, thumb (left hand); thumb, middle finger, little finger (right hand).


C chord diagram
Notes: C - E - G

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C major - inversions

Explanation: C/E is a C major chord with E as the bass note and C/G is a C major chord with G as the bass note.


C/E chord diagram
1st inversion


C/G chord diagram
2nd inversion

See also C chords with alternative bass notes ›

C chord categories

C Cm C7 Cm7 Cmaj7 C6 Cm6 C6/9 C5 C9 Cm9 Cmaj9 C11 C13 Cadd C7-5 C7+5 Csus Cdim Caug