C7 chord

C7 chord for guitar in different forms, including open and barre chords.



C7 chord diagram

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.

Alternative shapes

C7 barre

  • C7 barre shape

C7 barre

  • C7 barre shape


  • C7 voicing

Relevant chords


  • C7sus4 shape


  • C7#9 shape


  • B7/F# chord diagram


  • C7/G chord diagram

Theory and information

Chord names

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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