This is a quick guide and free chord chart for the C7 chord.
C7 is what is called a “dominant 7th chord”. It is based on a major triad, but adds a minor 7th note to create the dominant 7th chord. This creates a very classy and elegant sound, that is neither major nor minor sounding, but actually both at the same time. If you want a complete piano chord guide PDF – click here.
How to Play the C7 Chord on Piano
As with all 7th chords, you can play them in 4 different ways depending on the order you choose for the chord notes. Chord inversions are named from the bass note (meaning the lowest chord note in the voicing you choose), like this: C/G (where G is the lowest note). If there is no slash, it means the chord should be played in standard root position.
C7 Chord Quick Guide
- Chord Pattern: Root + M3 + P5 + m7
- Common Notation: C7 or C7
Here are the notes of the C7 Chord:
- Root = C
- M3 = E
- P5 = G
- m7 = Bb
C7 Piano Chord Charts
1. C7 (Root Position) = C + E + G + Bb
2. C7/E (1st Inversion) = E + G + Bb + C
3. C7/G (2nd Inversion) = G + Bb + C + E
4. C7/Bb (3rd Inversion) = Bb + C + E + G
Piano Chord Chart PDF – Complete Guide
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