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Chords in Each Major Key

The chart below uses the chord numbering system to show the relationship of guitar chords in all the major keys. Find a key in the left column and the chords that belong to the key are shown in the corresponding row. For example, find the line for the key of G. All the chords listed in the row for the key of G will sound nice when played together in various chord progressions.

KeyIiiiiiIVVvivii°
AbAbBbmCmDbEbFmGdim
AABmC#mDEF#mG#dim
BbBbCmDmEbFGmAdim
BBC#mD#mEF#G#mA#dim
CCDmEmFGAmBdim
C#C#D#mE#mF#G#A#mB#dim
DbDbEbmFmGbAbBbmCdim
DDEmF#mGABmC#dim
EbEbFmGmAbBbCmDdim
EEF#mG#mABC#mD#dim
FFGmAmBbCDmEdim
F#F#G#mA#mBC#D#mE#dim
GbGbAbmBbmCbDbEbmFdim
GGAmBmCDEmF#dim

Common chord progressions

  • I – IV – V
  • I – vi – IV – V
  • ii – V – I
  • I – ii – V – I
  • I – IV – I – vi – V – IV – I