Major Triads - Parent Keys
(Major & Natural Minor Keys Only)


This is useful for reference when working out key centres. The tutorial on triad construction is also useful background reading.

There are also reference charts of parent keys for minor and diminished triads.

Triad Notes Major Keys Minor Keys
C C E G I of C major
IV of G major
V of F major
III of A minor
VI of E minor
VII of D minor
G G B D I of G major
IV of D major
V of C major
III of E minor
VI of B minor
VII of A minor
D D F# A I of D major
IV of A major
V of G major
III of B minor
VI of F# minor
VII of E minor
A A C# E I of A major
IV of E major
V of D major
III of F# minor
VI of C# minor
VII of B minor
E E G# B I of E major
IV of B major
V of A major
III of C# minor
VI of G# minor
VII of F# minor
B B D# F# I of B major
IV of F# major
V of E major
III of G# minor
VI of D# minor
VII of C# minor
F# F# A# C# I of F# major
V of B major
III of D# minor
VII of G# minor
Gb Gb Bb Db I of Gb major
IV of Db major
III of Eb minor
VI of Bb minor
Db Db F Ab I of Db major
IV of Ab major
V of Gb major
III of Bb minor
VI of F minor
VII of Eb minor
Ab Ab C Eb I of Ab major
IV of Eb major
V of Db major
III of F minor
VI of C minor
VII of Bb minor
Eb Eb G Bb I of Eb major
IV of Bb major
V of Ab major
III of C minor
VI of G minor
VII of F minor
Bb Bb D F I of Bb major
IV of F major
V of Eb major
III of G minor
VI of D minor
VII of C minor
F F A C I of F major
IV of C major
V of Bb major
III of D minor
VI of A minor
VII of G minor

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