The C Major Seventh chord is an essential chord every guitarist should learn. In this blog I’ll show you how to play a Cmaj7 chord and some variations of the Cmaj7 chord.
C Major Seventh Chord
The standard Cmaj7 chord is made up of the following notes:
C – E – G – B
All the notes are played on the first fret of the guitar, so you don’t need to play any open strings. You can play the Cmaj7 chord in a few different ways, but I’ll show you two options that are easy for beginners to learn.
How Do You Play a Cmaj7 Chord?
Here’s one option for playing the Cmaj7 chord:
2nd Fret Barre Chord Variation (Barre Chords)
And here’s another option:
2nd Fret Barre Chord Variation (Open Strings)
The Cmaj7 chord is a four-note chord that adds a major 7th to the major triad (1,3,5). The Cmaj7 chord is often abbreviated as Cmaj7 or CM7.
The diagram below shows the five different ways to play a Cmaj7 chord on the guitar.
Cmaj7 Chord Diagrams The first way to play this four-note chord is in the open position with your first finger barred across all six strings on fret 1. The second way to play this four-note chord is in the open position with your third finger barring on fret 3 and your first finger barring on fret 1. The third way to play this four-note chord is in the 10th position with your third finger barring on fret 8 and your second finger barring on fret 6. The fourth way to play this four-note chord is in the 12th position with your fourth finger barring across all six strings on fret 10. The fifth way to play this four-note chord is in the 17th position with your fourth finger barring across all six strings on fret 15.
Cmaj7 is a great chord for beginners. The chord can be played with fingers 1-2-3-4. The chord has to be played in one of the 5 open positions of the guitar.
Cmaj7 can be played on the 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 7th and 9th frets. Cmaj7 is a 4 note chord. The first note is C, the third note is E, the fifth note is G and the seventh note is B.
The notes of a C major seventh chord are C – E – G – B. The maj7 means that you play the major seventh of the chord (B). If there was min7 it would mean that you play the minor seventh of the chord (Bb).
It is important to learn chords and scales on guitar. Cmaj7, also known as C Major 7, is a four-note chord. The notes of the C major 7th chord are C, E, G, and B.
A C major 7th chord would be formed by playing the following notes:
C E G B
These notes can be played in any order and in any combination. For example, you can play the notes at the same time or one after another.
To play a Cmaj7 chord:
place your 2nd finger on the second fret of the A string
place your 3rd finger on the second fret of the D string
strum all six strings (don’t worry if some strings sound muted)
Cmaj7 is a four-note chord. The chord formula for any Major 7th chord is 1 – 3 – 5 – 7. This means that the root, 3rd, 5th and 7th of the C Major scale are used to create the chord. The root is the note which the whole chord is based on. In this case, the C Major scale has no sharps or flats (it’s a natural scale), so that’s why it’s just called “C” Major.
The Major Scale of C consists of these notes in ascending order: C D E F G A B C
The first step to playing any major 7th chord is to identify the root. In this case, that’s C. Then, we need to find the 3rd (E), 5th (G) and 7th (B). Once you have found all four notes, play them all together at once on your guitar. If you’re playing guitar in standard tuning, use your first finger to fret the root note on the fifth string, and place your second finger one string higher (the fourth string) and two frets higher than your first finger (on fret two). Your third finger should be placed two strings higher than your second finger (on the
Cmaj7 Chord: A Triad With The 4th Degree 7th Degree Added
A Cmaj7 chord is a triad with the 4th degree 7th degree added. This is also known as a 7th chord. It is a major 7th chord because it has a major 3rd.
The Cmaj7 chord is made up of the notes C, E, G and B. These are the 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th notes in the C major scale. This gives you a reference point so you can find this chord on other strings.
Cmaj7 Guitar Chord Shapes
The most common way to play the Cmaj7 guitar chord is in open position like this:
The Cmaj7 chord is a 4-note chord and the four notes of the C Major Seventh chord are C, E, G, and B. The Cmaj7 chord is produced by playing the 1st (root), 3rd, 5th and 7th notes of the C Major scale.
The C Major Seventh chord is often abbreviated as CM7 or simply Maj7.
Like all Major chords, the major seventh chord is happy in sound. It has a bright, positive quality that works well over major keys.
Because of its bright sound, it works well in jazz, funk or pop music.