Let’s look at how to play a C major chord on the piano. We’ll also learn the pattern for building any major chord.
What Are Major Chords?
They’re the most common type of piano chords. I wrote an earlier post covering major chords in more detail if you’d like the full explanation.
How to Play a C Major Chord
So let’s look at how to play a C major chord on the piano.
To play a C major chord, we’d play the first, third and fifth notes of the C major scale, C – E – G.
So we’d play:
C – E – G
You can use this pattern to build any major chord on the piano!
Just play the first, third and fifth notes of the matching major scale.
Other Chord Types
Some of the other chord types you can learn are:
Piano chords are such a great way to learn the piano, because they give you lots of room for creativity. Once you understand the patterns on the piano, it begins taking on new life and becomes much more enjoyable to play.
Having a good grasp of major chords will lay a wonderful foundation for your piano playing!