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# Minor chords in major scale

A major chord contains the 1st, 3rd, and 5th degree of the major scale. A minor chord contains the 1st, flattened 3rd, and 5th degree of the major scale of that note. You can apply this formula to figure out the notes in any major or minor scale.

## What are the chords in a major scale?

With this table, we can now see which numbered chords are major in the major scale, which numbers are minor and which is diminished.

• Major Chords: I, IV, V.
• Minor Chords: ii, iii, vi.
• Diminished Chords: vi°

## Can you have a minor chord in a major key?

A Major Key naturally has 3 Major chords (I, IV, and V), 3 minor chords (ii, iii, and vi), and 1 diminished chord (viiΟ).

## What are the minor chords in C major scale?

C major (or the key of C) is a major scale based on C, consisting of the pitches C, D, E, F, G, A, and B. C major is one of the most common key signatures used in music. Its key signature has no flats and no sharps. Its relative minor is A minor and its parallel minor is C minor.

## How do you find minor chords in a scale?

Now we can derive a formula from this pattern of chords.

1. Formula for finding chords in a minor scale: 1=minor, 2=dim, 3=major, 4=minor, 5=minor, 6=major, 7=major. ...
2. Progression: i – v. In the key of E that is = Em Bm. ...
3. Progression: i – VII – VI – VII. In the key of E that is = Em D C D.

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