The Key of C Major and ‘Simple Man’ by Lynard Skynard
There are 7 notes in any Key. A key is just a group of notes that sound ‘good’ together. The key of C consists of the notes:
C D E F G A B
Each of these 7 notes can become its own chord. The main 6 chords are either ‘Major’ or ‘Minor’ and they always fall in the same place. The 1st, 4th and 5th notes become major chords (C major, F major and G major in this key) and the 2nd, 3rd, and 6th notes become minor (D minor, E minor and A minor in this key). The 7th note becomes a diminished chord, which we won’t be talking much about in this course as it isn’t one of the 10 chords we’ll need.
Here are the 6 main chords we’ll need from this key: