The key of C Minor has a key signature of 3 flats (B♭, E♭, and A♭). It is the 2nd most popular key among Minor keys and the 7th most popular among all keys. Minor keys, along with major keys, are a common choice for popular music. The three most important chords, built off the 1st, 4th and 5th scale degrees are all minor chords (C minor, F minor, and G minor). For chord progressions, statistics, and tendencies, view this key in Hooktheory Trends
According to the TheoryTab database, songs in C Minor draw almost entirely from the following 20 chords. Click on a chord below to show it on the piano and hear how it sounds.
Click on the following songs in C Minor to see their chords and melody in the TheoryTab database.
Play or download MIDI files for the following popular chord progressions in C Minor.