C7 chord for guitar in different forms, including open and barre chords.
The most common way to play the chord. Avoid playing on the 6th string. C7 is a four-note chord consisting of C, E, G, Bb (G is sometimes omitted).
Theory and information
C7/E (032310) is a C dominant 7th with E in the bass and an omitted 5th. In this chord, the first string can be omitted. Concerning the pictured C7/G, the index finger should touch the 5th string slightly. It is also possible to place the thumb on the sixth string and use 332310 instead.
Try in a chord progression
Dm7 - C7 - Bb - F (see with diagrams in pdf)
C7 is a dominant chord. C7/E, C7/G and C7/Bb are inversions of the chord.
Notes in the chord
The notes that the C7 chord consists of are C, E, G, Bb.
To get C9 add D.
To get Cmaj7 replace Bb with B.
C7 (no3) is a C dominant 7th with no third (E).
C7 (no5) is a C dominant 7th with no fifth (G).
Written in tab format (main version in open position)
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