Triad Chords Chart – Major & Minor Triads

Below you can find a chart of all major and minor triad chords:

Sharps & Flats

#: This is called a sharp. When you see this symbol, it means this note is one semitone higher in pitch than the note it follows. C# is one semitone higher than C.

b: This is called a flat. When you see this symbol, it means this note is one semitone lower in pitch than the note it follows. Db is one semitone lower than D.

How To Use This Table?

First, let’s define “a triad”. A triad is a chord with only three notes: A root note, a third note, and a fifth note.

The root note and the fifth note are always stable. You’ll see that the root and the fifth are always the same on both the major and minor side. It’s always the third that changes.

The root note is the most important note of the triad. It’s so important that the entire triad chord is named after it. So if you want to know what notes are in the C major triad, you just have to find “C” under “Roots” and pick the “Major” column.

The third note is the note that decides if a chord is major or minor. You’ll see that the third in the minor chord is always a semitone lower than the third in its major chord.

The fifth note, as said, is always the same on both sides. This is why fifths are so important. If you know the fifth of any note, you already know two out of three notes of the triad, no matter if you’re playing in major or minor.

If you have questions concerning the theory behind triads, I invite you to visit this page: Triad Chords.

Triad Chords Chart – Major & Minor Triads

For easy access and copying (because you can’t do that from a picture), here are all the notes:

MAJOR

C major:
Root: C – Third: E – Fifth: G

C# major:
Root: C# – Third: E# – Fifth: G#

Db major:
Root: Db – Third: F – Fifth: Ab

D major:
Root: D – Third: F# – Fifth: A

Eb major:
Root: Eb – Third: G – Fifth: Ab

E major:
Root: E – Third: G# – Fifth: B

F major:
Root: F – Third: A – Fifth: C

F# major:
Root: F# – Third: A# – Fifth: C#

Gb major:
Root: Gb – Third: Bb – Fifth: Db

G major:
Root: G – Third: B – Fifth: D

Ab major:
Root: Ab – Third: C – Fifth: Eb

A major:
Root: A – Third: C# – Fifth: E

Bb major:
Root: Bb – Third: D – Fifth: F

B major:
Root: B – Third: D# – Fifth: F#

MINOR

C minor:
Root: C – Third: Eb – Fifth: G

C# minor:
Root: C# – Third: E – Fifth: G#

Db minor:
Root: Db – Third: Fb – Fifth: Ab

D minor:
Root: D – Third: F – Fifth: A

Eb minor:
Root: Eb – Third: Gb – Fifth: Ab

E minor:
Root: E – Third: G – Fifth: B

F minor:
Root: F – Third: Ab – Fifth: C

F# minor:
Root: F# – Third: A – Fifth: C#

Gb minor:
Root: Gb – Third: Bbb – Fifth: Db

G minor:
Root: G – Third: Bb – Fifth: D

Ab minor:
Root: Ab – Third: Cb – Fifth: Eb

A minor:
Root: A – Third: C – Fifth: E

Bb minor:
Root: Bb – Third: Db – Fifth: F

B minor:
Root: B – Third: D – Fifth: F#

Outro

I hope this graph is helpful to you. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them below.

Happy strumming,

Timo

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