C major piano chord - CM

The C major chord is a 3-note chord consisting of the notes C, E and G.
You can see these notes highlighted in the interactive piano chart below.
The chord itself is often abbreviated as CM.

Interactive piano diagram for the C major chord

Piano keyboard displaying the C major chord with the notes B# C Fb E G

Extended Chords

Chords that are a superset of CM. The chords include more notes but always C, E and G.

Reduced chords

Chords that are a subset of CM. These contain less notes but all of them are included in CM.

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C major piano chord chart image

In case you prefer a non-interactive variant of the chord chart, we've embedded a PNG image below that shows the notes for the the CM chord. Feel free to save or share the image as needed.

Piano chord chart for the C major chord (CM). The notes C, E and G are highlighted.