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III-VI-II-V-I chord progression

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III-VI-II-V-I chord progression 3-note (triad) chords for all 12 major keys

The III-VI-II-V-I chord progression is made up of the 3rd, 6th, 2nd, 5th, and 1st (root) steps of a major scale. This would give the chord progression 3 minor triad and 2 major triad chords. In the key of "C" major the chord progression would be E minor (III), A minor (VI), D minor (II), G major (V), and ending on C major (I). For variety you can also begin on C major (I) instead of E minor (III).

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

Scale III Chord VI Chord II Chord V Chord I Chord
C Major E Minor A Minor D Minor G Major C Major
C#/Db Major F Minor A#/Bb Minor D#/Eb Minor G#/Ab Major C#/Db Major
D Major F#/Gb Minor B Minor E Minor A Major D Major
D#/Eb Major G Minor C Minor F Minor A#/Bb Major D#/Eb Major
E Major G#/Ab Minor C#/Db Minor F#/Gb Minor B Major E Major
F Major A Minor D Minor G Minor C Major F Major
F#/Gb Major A#/Bb Minor D#/Eb Minor G#/Ab Minor C#/Db Major F#/Gb Major
G Major B Minor E Minor A Minor D Major G Major
G#/Ab Major C Minor F Minor A#/Bb Minor D#/Eb Major G#/Ab Major
A Major C#/Db Minor F#/Gb Minor B Minor E Major A Major
A#/Bb Major D Minor G Minor C Minor F Major A#/Bb Major
B Major D#/Eb Minor G#/Ab Minor C#/Db Minor F#/Gb Major B Major

Remember, you can always go to Chordhouse.com piano chord/scale finder 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) III-VI-II-V-I chord progression chords with your left hand, while playing the corresponding major scale for that key with your right.



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