Chord Groups: Which Chords Go Together? Part 1

Music Theory Explained

Music Theory Explained

Want to write a song but wondering which chords go together?  Here’s a quick and easy “key” for you to reference.  Just pick a key, such as C, and use any or all of the chords that belong to the key of C.  Voila! Songwriting just got easier.

The chords of every major key follow this formula:

1   2m   3m   4   5   6m   7dim

Key of C (no # or b): C  Dm  Em  F   G   Am  Bdim

Key of G (1 # = F#):  G   Am  Bm C  D   Em  F#dim

Key of D (2# = F#, C#): D   Em   F#m   G   A   Bm  C#dim

Key of A (3# = F#, C#, G#):  A   Bm   C#m   D   E   F#m  G#dim

Key of E (4# = F#, C#, G#, D#): E   F#m   G#m   A   B   C#m  D#dim

Key of B (5# = F#, C#, G#, D#, A#):  B   C#m   D#m   E   F#   G#m  A#dim

Key of F#(6#=F#, C#, G#, D#, A#, E#):F# G#m A#m B C# D#m E#dim

Check out the Flat (b) keys as well!

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