C Major chord intervals and notes
Intervals 1 - 3 - 5
Notes in C maj C - E - G

Major chords are triads, also known as three note chords. The 3 notes that make up major chords are the 1st - 3rd - 5th interval notes counted from the root, ascending as per the major scale. Major chords are often inverted, meaning that we change the order of the notes to 3 - 5 - 1 for example. 5 - 1 - 3 is another popular inveret form of major chords..

C Major Chord Charts, Fingering, Voicings

Here are 6 voicings of the Cmaj guitar chord, with a chord chart to each voicings' fingering.

Chord learning tip 1.

If you are just starting out with chords, you'll find that your fingers, especially your pinky will go all over the place. Don't get discouraged, they will develop strength and muscle memory with time.

Chord learning tip 2.

Chord theory is helpful in undertanding why each chord is played the way it is. If you really want to advance, learn the theory behind chords as well.

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