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 G# major, that means G#, C# and D#. 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 C# minor, there are major chords on E, A and G#