The C# Major chord is one of the most common and popular chords on the guitar. The open C# chord is one of the first chords that most guitarists learn, and it has been used in countless songs across many genres.

Some Quick C# Chord Theory

  • The C# Major chord contains the notes C#, E# and G#.
  • The C# Major chord is produced by playing the 1st (root), 3rd and 5th notes of the C# Major scale.
  • The C# Major chord (just like all Major chords) contains the following intervals (from the root note): Major 3rd, minor 3rd, Perfect 4th (back to the root note).
  • The C# Major chord is the first chord in the key of C# Major. The seven chords in the key of C# Major are: C#, D#m, E#, F#, G#, A#, B# diminished.

10 Ways To Play The C# Major Chord

If you’ve come to this page just to view some chord diagrams for C#, here they are.

C# Major Chord - 10 Shapes

Further Reading