What Are The Chords In The Key Of C Minor?

What are the chords in the key of C minor? We shall list triad chords and four note extended chords below in the key of C min. Roman numerals indicate each chord’s position relative to the scale.

The notes of the C minor natural scale are: C D Eb F G Ab Bb

Chords in natural minor keys follow the pattern, minor diminished major minor minor major major.

  • i – C minor, C minor seventh (Cmin, Cmin7)
  • iidim – D diminished, D minor seventh flat five (Ddim, Dm7b5)
  • III – E flat major, E flat major seventh (Ebmaj, Ebmaj7)
  • iv – F minor, F minor seventh (Fmin, Fmin7)
  • v – G minor, G minor seventh (Gmin, Gmin7)
  • VI – A flat major, A flat major seventh (Abmaj, Abmaj7)
  • VII – B flat major, B flat dominant seventh (Bbmaj, Bb7)

Piano Chords In The Key Of C Minor

The following piano key chord chart shows all the triads in C minor as well as four note extended chords.

Piano chords in the key of C minor

Let’s now take a look at common chord progressions in the key of C minor natural. They are as follows:

  • i – VI – VII (Cm – Ab – Bb)
  • i – iv – VII (Cm – Fm – Bb)
  • i – iv – v (Cm – Fm – Gm)
  • i – VI – III – VII (Cm – Ab – Eb – Bb)
  • ii – v – i (Dm7b5 – Gm – Cm)

Notes Of All The Chords In The key of C Minor

Let’s start with the triads

And now, the four note chords

  • i – C minor seventh: C – Eb – G – Bb
  • iidim – D minor seventh flat five: D – F – Ab – C
  • III – E flat major seventh: Eb – G – Bb – D
  • iv – F minor seventh: F – Ab – C – Eb
  • v – G minor seventh: G – Bb – D – F
  • VI – A flat major seventh: Ab – C – Eb – G
  • VII – B flat dominant seventh: Bb – D – F – Ab

Diagrams of the C minor key signature and the notes of the C natural minor  scale. There are three flats in the Cmin scale.C minor key signature on treble clef.C minor key signature on bass clef.

Diagram of the C minor scale on piano keyboard.C minor scale on piano (keyboard).

Chords By Key: Chords In The Keys Of A, B, C, D, E, F, G Flat, Sharp, Major & Minor

Piano Chords Charts

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