The intervals composing the Cmaj chord are Root, Major Third, and Perfect Fifth
The C Major chord is spelled in the following ways:
- C Major
- C Maj
- C M
- C Major Triad
The C Major chord is made up of the notes C, E, and G
Try this major chord with the three chords progression.
C maj chord Notes:
How the Major chord is built:
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You can create any fingering you like on any part of the fretboard, just play some of the chord tones shown in the map below.
These maps show you the tones in a chord all along the fretboard. They are incredibly helpful because allow you to:
- Create new voicings on the fly, across all the neck
- Improvise targeting the right notes
- Unlock the fretboard and expand the CAGED system.
In the new ebook, Chords Domination, you'll find the fretboard tones maps for 44 different qualities of chords. Check it out: