chord consisting of the first, third, and fifth of a major scale
A chord consisting of a root and notes a major third and perfect fifth above the root, such as C, E, G
triad composed of a root third, and a fifth.
A chord consisting of a major third and a perfect fifth. For example, a D major chord (D) contains D, F#, and A.
A chord with a major 3rd interval between the root and the 3rd.
A triad composed of a root, major third, and perfect fifth.
Generally speaking, a major chord is any chord which has a major third above its root, as opposed to a minor chord which has a minor third. More specifically, it is the three-note chord made up of a major third and perfect fifth above the rootâ€”if the root of the chord is C, the chord will consist of the notes C, E and G. This is also known as a major triad.