I, IV, and V Chords in Each Key

Here is a table of the I, IV, and V chords in all 15 major keys. Don’t kill yourself trying to memorize these all in one shot. With time and experience you will eventually memorize these groups of chords. You're going to encounter them so much that you’ll come to see and hear them as a small family.

Major Key C G D A E B Cb F# Gb C# Db Ab Eb Bb F

I C G D A E B Cb F# Gb C# Db Ab Eb Bb F

IV F C G D A E Fb B Cb F# Gb Db Ab Eb Bb

V G D A E B F# Gb C# Db G# Ab Eb Bb F C

I - IV - V Chord Pattern
Major Key - Chord Pattern Key of C Key of D Key of E Key of F Key of G Key of A Key of B Key of Db Key of Eb Key of Gb Key of Ab Key of Bb C-F-G D-G-A E-A-B F - Bb - C G-C–D A-D–E B - E - F# Db - Gb – Ab Eb - Ab – Bb Gb - Cb – Db Ab - Db – Eb Bb - Eb – F

Major Chords
You will notice and also, in time, memorize the letter names for each chord. If just ONE letter changes, then the entire chord would be a different chord. The letter names will always remain the same for a chord even if there are accidentals. All the chords below are written in ROOT position. As long as you play these letters, even in a different position, which we call inversions, the chord will still remain what it is.

C C# Cb D Db E Eb F F# G Gb A Ab B

C C# Cb D Db E Eb F F# G Gb A Ab B

E E# Eb F# F G# G A A# B Bb C# C D#

G G# Gb A Ab B Bb C C# D Db E Eb F#

Tips and Tricks  To make a MAJOR chord to a MINOR chord, all you have to do is LOWER the third by a ½ step.  To make a MINOR chord to a MAJOR chord, all you have to do is RAISE the third by a ½ step.

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