C Major

C Major (or the key of C) is generally the first key to which music students are introduced. This is because it contains no sharps (#) or flats (♭) and has a simple layout on the keyboard, being comprised of only white keys.

C Major Keyboard Layout

C Major Details

Key SignatureNo Sharps, No Flats
Notes of Key C, D, E, F, G, A, B
Relative Minor A Minor
Parallel Minor C Minor

C Major on the Grand Staff

In this lesson, you will learn how to play all the basic scales, chords, and arpeggios for C Major. To continue through each of these elements, select the topics below: