Cmaj7 chord

C major 7th chord for guitar in different forms, including open and barre chords.



Cmaj7 chord diagram

The diagram shows the most common way to play the chord in open position. Avoid playing on the 6th string but involve the thinnest open strings. Cmaj7 is a four-note chord consisting of C, E, G, B.

Alternative shapes

Cmaj7 barre

  • Cmaj7 barre shape

Cmaj7 barre

  • Cmaj7 barre shape


  • Cmaj7 shape

Theory and information

Try in a chord progression

Cmaj7 - A7 - Dm7 - G7 (see with diagrams in pdf)

Chord name

Cmaj7 is an abbreviation for C major seventh. Cmaj7/E, Cmaj7/G and Cmaj7/B are inversions of the chord.

Notes in the chord

The notes that the Cmaj7 chord consists of are C, E, G, B.
To get Cmaj9 add D.

Assorted inversions and slash chords

Versions with alternate bass notes in short notation:

Cmaj7/E: 032000
Cmaj7/G: 322010

Written in tab format (main version in open position)

- 0 -
- 0 -
- 0 -
- 2 -
- 3 -
- - -

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