How to Play a C7 Chord on Guitar – Easy C Dominant Seventh Guitar Chord


Chord Description

C 7 position 1 guitar chord diagram

The intervals that compose the C Dominant Seventh chord are Root, Major Third, Perfect Fifth, and Minor Seventh

The C Dominant Seventh chord is known as:

  • C Dominant Seventh
  • C Dom
  • C7

This chord is composed of the notes C, E, G, and Bb

Notes in the C 7 chord:

CEGBb

Formula of the Dominant Seventh chord:

1
b2
2
b3
3
4
b5
5
#5
6
b7
7

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How To Play The C Dominant Seventh chord on guitar

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Position 1
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C 7 position 5 guitar chord diagram

Position 2
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C 7 position 12 guitar chord diagram

Position 3
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C 7 position 6 guitar chord diagram

Position 4
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C 7 position 8 guitar chord diagram

Position 5
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C 7 position 9 guitar chord diagram

Position 6
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C 7 position 10 guitar chord diagram

Position 7
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C 7 position 11 guitar chord diagram

Position 8
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C 7 position 14 guitar chord diagram

Position 9
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C 7 position 16 guitar chord diagram

Position 10
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C 7 position 17 guitar chord diagram

Position 11
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C 7 position 1 guitar chord diagram

Position 12
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C 7 position 4 guitar chord diagram

Position 13
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C 7 position 15 guitar chord diagram

Position 14
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C 7 position 2 guitar chord diagram

Position 15
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C 7 position 3 guitar chord diagram

Position 16
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C 7 position 7 guitar chord diagram

Position 17
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C 7 position 13 guitar chord diagram

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How to construct the C 7 chord on guitar

Pick some of the tones from the fretboard map below and play this chord in new ways.

3
5
3
1
b7
3
5
b7
1
5
3
1
5
b7
b7
3
1
5
b7
1
3
1
5
b7
3
5
3

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