Chords In The Key Of C Sharp Minor

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What are the chords in the key of C sharp 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 sharp minor natural scale are: C# D# E F# G# A B

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

  • i – C# minor, C# minor seventh (C#min, C#min7)
  • iidim – D# diminished, D# minor seventh flat five (D#dim, D#m7b5)
  • III – E major, E major seventh (Emaj, Emaj7)
  • iv – F# minor, F# minor seventh (F#min, F#min7)
  • v – G# minor, G# minor seventh (G#min, G#min7)
  • VI – A major, A major seventh (Amaj, Amaj7)
  • VII – B major, B dominant seventh (Bmaj, B7)

Piano Chords In The Key Of C Sharp Minor

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

Piano chords in the key of C sharp minor.

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

  • i – VI – VII (C#m – A – B)
  • i – iv – VII (C#m – F#m – B)
  • i – iv – v (C#m – F#m – G#m)
  • i – VI – III – VII (C#m – A – E – B)
  • ii – v – i (D#m7b5 – G#m – C#m)

Notes Of All The Chords In The key of C Sharp Minor

Let’s start with the triads.

  • i – C sharp minor: C# – E – G#
  • iidim – D sharp diminished: D# – F# – A
  • III – E major: E – G# – B
  • iv – F sharp minor: F# – A – C#
  • v – G sharp minor: G# – B – D#
  • VI – A major: A – C# – E
  • VII – B major: B – D# – F#

And now, the four note chords.

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

Diagrams of the C sharp minor key signature and the notes of the C sharp natural minor  scale. There are four sharps in the C#min scale.
C sharp minor key signature on treble clef.C sharp minor key signature on bass clef.

Diagram of the C sharp minor scale on piano keyboard.C sharp minor scale, piano

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

Piano Chord Diagrams

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