Cm7 chord

Cm7 chord for guitar in different forms, including closed and barre chords.


Cm7 chord diagram

The diagram shows a recommendation of how to play the chord. Mute the 4th string with the index finger. Cm7 is a four-note chord consisting of C, Eb, G, Bb.

Alternative shapes

Cm7 barre

  • Cm7 barre shape

Cm7 barre

  • Cm7 barre shape


    • Cm7 chord voicing


    • Cm7 chord diagram X3131X


  • Cm7 chord voicing 8X888X

Cm7 (capo 3)

  • Cm7 capo diagram

Try in a chord progression

Cm7 - Dm7 - Eb (see with diagrams in pdf)

Theory and information


There is no common way to play this chord with open strings. The X3131X fingering is best played as a half-barre.

Notes in the chord

The notes that the Cm7 chord consists of are C, Eb, G, Bb.
To get Cm9 add D.
To get C7 replace Eb with E.

Alternatives with capo

Am7 shape with a capo on 3rd fret (see picture).
Em7 shape with a capo on 8th fret.

Chord names

Cm7 is a minor 7th chord (a less common abbreviation is Cmin7). Cm7/Eb, Cm7/G and Cm7/Bb are inversions of the chord.

Finger position

Index (1st) finger on 5th (thinnest) string, 3rd fret.
Middle (2nd) finger on 3rd (thinnest) string, 3rd fret.
Ring (3rd) finger on 1st (thinnest) string, 3rd fret.
Little (4th) finger on 2nd (thinnest) string, 4th fret.


1st inversion: Cm7/Eb (means that Eb is the bass note).
2nd inversion: Cm7/G (means that G is the bass note).
3rd inversion: Cm7/Bb (means that Bb is the bass note).
Diagrams of these inversions

Assorted slash chords

Versions with alternate bass notes in short notation:

Cm7/D: X58888
Cm7/Ab: X 11 8 8 8 8
Cm7/A: X08888

Alternative chord names

Cm7/D is theoretically identical with Cm9/D.
Cm/A is theoretically identical with Cm13/A.

Written in tab format (main version)

- 3 -
- 4 -
- 3 -
- - -
- 3 -
- - -

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