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Everything you need to know about C Major

Unlock the power of chords and progressions in the key of C Major with our comprehensive guide to the Circle of Fifths. Learn how to use C Major chords to write powerful melodies, produce complex harmonies, and create unforgettable musical pieces.

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About C Major

The key of C Major is the most basic and widely used key in music theory. It is the root of the common practice period, and is the key of the white keys on a piano. It is the most symmetrical of all keys; it contains no sharp or flat notes, and it is the only major key to have no accidentals. It is also the most tonally balanced of all keys, making it a popular choice for beginners.

Songs in the key of C Major

Let It Be
The Beatles
Fleetwood Mac

Chords in the key of C Major

C, Dm, Em, F, G, Am, B°

Sharps and flats

Zero Sharps or Flats

C Major relative minor

A Minor
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