I-IV-V chord progression 3-note (triad) chords for all 12 major keys
On this page you will find the 3-note (triad) I-IV-V chord progression chords for each of the twelve (12) keys. We shall begin with the key of “C” and proceed through to “B”. Practice this progression in all twelve keys…and have fun!

ScaleChord IChord IVChord V
C MajorC MajorF MajorG Major
C#/Db MajorC#/Db MajorF#/Gb MajorG#/Ab Major
D MajorD MajorG MajorA Major
D#/Eb MajorD#/Eb MajorG#/Ab MajorA#/Bb Major
E MajorE MajorA MajorB Major
F MajorF MajorA#/Bb MajorC Major
F#/Gb MajorF#/Gb MajorB MajorC#/Db Major
G MajorG MajorC MajorD Major
G#/Ab MajorG#/Ab MajorC#/Db MajorD#/Eb Major
A MajorA MajorD MajorE Major
A#/Bb MajorA#/Bb MajorD#/Eb MajorF Major
B MajorB MajorE MajorF#/Gb Major

Remember, while you are forming the chords and practicing the I-IV-V progression you can always go to our virtual piano if you need help or want to see how a chord looks on the piano keyboard. Experiment with all the new chords you now know how to make on the keyboard! Try playing the 3-note (triad) I-IV-V progression chords with your left hand, while playing the major scale for each chord with your right.

When you feel comfortable with the triad chords, go to 7th progression chords for the I-IV-V chord progression. Here you will be playing major 7th and dominant 7th chords. This will be slightly more challenging but will provide a richer, fuller sound to your playing.

Chord progressons-II-V-I – This chart will show you the major triad scale tone chords for the II-V-I chord progression.

Chord progresssions-III-VI-II-V-I – This chart will show you the major triad scale tone chords for the III-VI-II-V-I chord progression.