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.
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.
Try in a chord progression
C7 - F7 - G7 - C7
C7 is a dominant chord. Cm7/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.
Written in tab format (main version in open position)
- 0 -
- 1 -
- 3 -
- 2 -
- 3 -
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