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 rootThe lowest note in the chord, a major thirdAn interval consisting of four semitones, the 3rd scale degree and a perfect fifthAn interval consisting of seven semitones, the 5th scale degree.
Fingerings: Little finger, middle finger, thumb (left hand); thumb, middle finger, little finger (right hand).
Notes: C - E - G
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 (1st inversion)
Fingerings: 5-3-1 (LH) 1-2-5 (RH)
C/G (2nd inversion)
Fingerings: 5-2-1 (LH) 1-3-5 (RH)
See also C chords with alternative bass notes ›