C Major 7 Guitar Chord – C Maj 7

C Major 7 Guitar Chord – C Maj 7

The C Major 7 Guitar Chord is made of the notes C E G B the B being the 7 in the name C Maj 7.


 

Look at the C Major Scale:

C D E F G A B C

With the C Major Chord we have a triad – A triad is three notes.

The 1st, 3rd and 5th Notes make the chord of C

RootMajor 3rdPerfect 5th.

In interval terms this chord is created thus:

Major 3rdMajor 3rdMinor 3rd 

CEG

C Major Chord

To create the Major 7th chord we add the 7th note which is the B

C D E F G A B C

In interval terms this chord is created thus:

Major 3rdMajor 3rdMinor 3rdMajor 3rd

The C7 Chord is created like so:

Major 3rd – Major 3rd – Minor 3rd – Minor 3rd

 

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