C Major

The Notes in the C Major Scale are as follows:


Progression Examples:

  1. C5 A5 F5 G5
  2. Am G C C or…Am7 G7 C Cmaj7
  3. Cmaj7 G7 F Fmaj7 G7 C
  4. C5 D5 E5 F5 then (F5 E5 D5 G5 C5)
  5. Cmaj7 Em7 Am G G7
  6. Em F Am Dm G  C
  7. Cmaj7 Dm7 G7 C
  8. C F Bdim Em Am Dm G7 C


Cmaj7 Fmaj7 C6 Fadd9 G6

C6 Dm7add6 G7 C

Csus2 Csus4 Cadd6 G G6 G7 Cmaj7

Listening examples: 

Arabeske in C, Op. 18 by Robert Schumann

Bolero by Maurice Ravel

Assignment: Infinite songs have been created in this key. Come up with a chord progression, one that you think you’ve never heard before. The more you write, the more your own unique voice will want to come out.