C Major 7th

Animated C Major 7th tab by ActionTab on guitar. So easy you'll be playing in minutes.

This is from the Theory section on Seventh Chords.

Here we look at the C major 7th Chord played in the 'open' position (the lowest position on the guitar neck).

C major 7th is a standard E major triad (1, 3, 5) plus the 7th note from the underlying major scale:

C - D - E - F - G - A - B - C

The C major triad (1, 3, 5) gives us C E G, the 7th note is the last interval before the octave, in this case B.

C Major 7th chord = C E G B

The Chord is played across 5 strings (from the root note C) in the following order (lowest to highest):

C E G B E

Next we'll contrast this C major 7th chord with the standard C major chord sound.

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