C# Major Piano Chord

Root
C#
3rd
E#
5th
G#
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
C#
E#
G#

The Notes in a C# Major Chord

The Root

This is one is easy. All you have to do to find the root of a chord is look at the name of the chord. It's the first part of the name! If it's a C# Major chord, the root is C#!

The 3rd

The third of a C# Major chord is E#. The third is up four half-steps from the Root.

Finding E# from C# step by step:

  • Start on: C#
  • Step 1: move up to D
  • Step 2: move up to D#
  • Step 3: move up to E
  • Step 4: Land on E#
3rd
E#
Root
C#
1
2
3
  • D is a minor second above C#.
  • D# is a major 2nd above C#.
  • E is a minor third above C#.
  • E# is a major third above C#.

The 5th

The fifth of a C# Major chord is G#. The fifth is down five half-steps from the Root.

Finding G# from C# step by step:

  • Start on: C#
  • Step 1: move down to B#
  • Step 2: move down to B
  • Step 3: move down to A#
  • Step 4: move down to A
  • Step 5: Land on G#
5th
G#
Root
C#
1
2
3
4
  • B# is a minor second below C#.
  • B is a major 2nd below C#.
  • A# is a minor third below C#.
  • A is a major third below C#.
  • G# is a fourth below C#. The 5th is down a fourth? Confusing, right? The note G# is down 5 half-steps from C#, but up 7 half-steps from C#:
5th
G#
Root
C#
1
2
3
4
5
6

The Inversions of C# Major

Root Position

Root
C#
3rd
E#
5th
G#
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
C#
E#
G#

1st Inversion

3rd
E#
5th
G#
Root
C#
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
E#
G#
C#

2nd Inversion

5th
G#
Root
C#
3rd
E#
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
G#
C#
E#

Other Major Chords

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

See all major chords