Major 7th Chords - Parent Keys
(Major & Natural Minor Keys Only)


This is useful for reference when working out key centres. The tutorial on 7th chords is also useful background reading.

There are also reference charts of parent keys for minor 7th, dominant 7th and half diminished chords.

Chord Notes Major Keys Minor Keys
C7 C E G B I of C major
IV of G major
III of A minor
VI of E minor
G7 G B D F# I of G major
IV of D major
III of E minor
VI of B minor
D7 D F# A C# I of D major
IV of A major
III of B minor
VI of F# minor
A7 A C# E G# I of A major
IV of E major
III of F# minor
VI of C# minor
E7 E G# B D# I of E major
IV of B major
III of C# minor
VI of G# minor
B7 B D# F# A# I of B major
IV of F# major
III of G# minor
VI of D# minor
F#7 F# A# C# E# I of F# major III of D# minor
Gb7 Gb Bb Db F I of Gb major
IV of Db major
III of Eb minor
VI of Bb minor
Db7 Db F Ab C I of Db major
IV of Ab major
III of Bb minor
VI of F minor
Ab7 Ab C Eb G I of Ab major
IV of Eb major
III of F minor
VI of C minor
Eb7 Eb G Bb D I of Eb major
IV of Bb major
III of C minor
VI of G minor
Bb7 Bb D F A I of Bb major
IV of F major
III of G minor
VI of D minor
F7 F A C E I of F major
IV of C major
III of D minor
VI of A minor

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