Examples of use
In major keys, major chords are found on the I, IV and V (1st, 4th and 5th) degrees of the scale.
In C# major, that means C#, F# and G#. These three chords form the basis of a huge number of popular songs.
In a minor key, a major chord is found on the III, V and VI (3rd, 5th and 6th) degrees of the scale.
For example, in F# minor, there are major chords on A, D and C#