Guitar Chords for Songs

All guitar players are invited to these guitar chords for songs. I provide free printable diagrams on each page of this library, an easy reference for learning to play your next songs...right click on diagram and select 'Print Picture...'

C Major 7 Guitar Chord

Alternative Names: C major 7, Cma7, Cmaj7, CM7, Em/C, G6/C

C Major 7 Guitar Chord

Music Theory

The C Major 7 chord contains the three notes of a basic C Major chord (a triad) plus the 7th interval of the C Major scale. The formula is 1 3 5 7 and the notes are C E G B. Seventh chords are frequently used in jazz songs and have a full, bright, romantic sound.

Notes are often doubled in guitar chords. For example, in this particular C Major 7 diagram, we have 1 3 5 7 3 (C E G B E). As long as the notes in the chord are the same, it is the same chord. Different sequence and different doubling of notes will give different inversion and voicings. Different voicings sound slightly different, even if they are all the same chord.

Three Chord Guitar Songs

Ready to learn songs that use only three guitar chords? The Hal Leonard 3 Chord Songbook of 50 songs only uses three chords: C Major, D Major and G Major.

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