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Andy's Chordbank: C major

Updated: Jul 19, 2023

Music is made of major and minor chords. Andy introduces how to make each style of chord in the tonic, subdominant and dominant chords of C major in this blogpost. Additionally he covers how to make any major or minor chord by counting the semitones.


How to Create a Major Chord


How to Create a Minor Chord


C Major, according to our post on colours and keys, is the key of childhood. Innocently happy and as pure as an angel. It's colour is azure.


C Major Tonic Chord


C major Tonic Chord

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C Major Subdominant Chord


C major subdominant chord

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C major Dominant Chord

C major Dominant Chord

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Learn how to make play the tonic, subdominant and dominant chords of C major with Andy Moss.


  • The tonic chord is the first chord of the major scale.

  • The subdominant chord is the fourth chord of the major scale.

  • The dominant chord is the fifth chord of the major scale.


At level 2 piano lessons you will study the tonic, subdominant and dominant chords of 3 major and 3 minor keys and learn how to use these chords to make your own music.


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