How to construct and play the M chord

Name

The M is also named major

Alternative name

Use ^ instead of M

Use nothing instead of M

Quality

A M is a Major chord

Intervals

How to construct a M chord?

Use the following intervals in any order to construct this chord. Start on a specific note on which you want to construct this chord from (for instance the note "C") and calculate each interval on top of it. Afterwards, you will be able to play it on your instrument.

Perfect unison

Has 0 semitones and spans 1 naturals.

Major third

Has 4 semitones and spans 3 naturals.

Perfect fifth

Has 7 semitones and spans 5 naturals.

Scales

Cheatsheet

Play the M chord in any key

You can play a Cmajor with the following notes.

C   E   G  

Sheet music of C major in three octaves.

The notes of the CM chord written down in sheet music.
CM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
CM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
CM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
CM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
CM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
CM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for C major.

CM piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a C#major with the following notes.

C#   E#   G#  

Sheet music of C# major in three octaves.

The notes of the C#M chord written down in sheet music.
C#M guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
C#M guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
C#M guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
C#M guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
C#M guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
C#M guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for C# major.

C#M piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Dbmajor with the following notes.

Db   F   Ab  

Sheet music of Db major in three octaves.

The notes of the DbM chord written down in sheet music.
DbM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
DbM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
DbM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
DbM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
DbM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
DbM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for Db major.

DbM piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Dmajor with the following notes.

D   F#   A  

Sheet music of D major in three octaves.

The notes of the DM chord written down in sheet music.
DM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
DM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
DM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
DM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
DM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
DM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for D major.

DM piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a D#major with the following notes.

D#   F##   A#  

Sheet music of D# major in three octaves.

The notes of the D#M chord written down in sheet music.
D#M guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
D#M guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
D#M guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
D#M guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
D#M guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
D#M guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for D# major.

D#M piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Ebmajor with the following notes.

Eb   G   Bb  

Sheet music of Eb major in three octaves.

The notes of the EbM chord written down in sheet music.
EbM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
EbM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
EbM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
EbM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
EbM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
EbM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for Eb major.

EbM piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Emajor with the following notes.

E   G#   B  

Sheet music of E major in three octaves.

The notes of the EM chord written down in sheet music.
EM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
EM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
EM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
EM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
EM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
EM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for E major.

EM piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Fmajor with the following notes.

F   A   C  

Sheet music of F major in three octaves.

The notes of the FM chord written down in sheet music.
FM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
FM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
FM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
FM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
FM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
FM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for F major.

FM piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a F#major with the following notes.

F#   A#   C#  

Sheet music of F# major in three octaves.

The notes of the F#M chord written down in sheet music.
F#M guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F#M guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F#M guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F#M guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F#M guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F#M guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for F# major.

F#M piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Gbmajor with the following notes.

Gb   Bb   Db  

Sheet music of Gb major in three octaves.

The notes of the GbM chord written down in sheet music.
GbM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
GbM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
GbM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
GbM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
GbM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
GbM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for Gb major.

GbM piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Gmajor with the following notes.

G   B   D  

Sheet music of G major in three octaves.

The notes of the GM chord written down in sheet music.
GM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
GM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
GM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
GM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
GM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
GM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for G major.

GM piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a G#major with the following notes.

G#   B#   D#  

Sheet music of G# major in three octaves.

The notes of the G#M chord written down in sheet music.
G#M guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G#M guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G#M guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G#M guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G#M guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G#M guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for G# major.

G#M piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Abmajor with the following notes.

Ab   C   Eb  

Sheet music of Ab major in three octaves.

The notes of the AbM chord written down in sheet music.
AbM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
AbM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
AbM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
AbM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
AbM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
AbM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for Ab major.

AbM piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Amajor with the following notes.

A   C#   E  

Sheet music of A major in three octaves.

The notes of the AM chord written down in sheet music.
AM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
AM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
AM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
AM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
AM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
AM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for A major.

AM piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a A#major with the following notes.

A#   C##   E#  

Sheet music of A# major in three octaves.

The notes of the A#M chord written down in sheet music.
A#M guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A#M guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A#M guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A#M guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A#M guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A#M guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for A# major.

A#M piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Bbmajor with the following notes.

Bb   D   F  

Sheet music of Bb major in three octaves.

The notes of the BbM chord written down in sheet music.
BbM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
BbM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
BbM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
BbM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
BbM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
BbM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for Bb major.

BbM piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Bmajor with the following notes.

B   D#   F#  

Sheet music of B major in three octaves.

The notes of the BM chord written down in sheet music.
BM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
BM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
BM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
BM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
BM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
BM guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for B major.

BM piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app