Cmaj Guitar Chords Explained | C Major


Chord Description

C maj position 1 guitar chord diagram

The intervals composing the Cmaj chord are Root, Major Third, and Perfect Fifth

The C Major chord is spelled in the following ways:

  • C Major
  • C Maj
  • C M
  • C Major Triad
  • Cmaj

The C Major chord is made up of the notes C, E, and G

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C maj chord Notes:

C E G

How the Major chord is built:

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

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How To Play The C Major chord on guitar

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Position 1
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C maj position 5 guitar chord diagram

Position 2
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C maj position 9 guitar chord diagram

Position 3
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C maj position 14 guitar chord diagram

Position 4
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C maj position 17 guitar chord diagram

Position 5
Movable

C maj position 12 guitar chord diagram

Position 6
Open

C maj position 10 guitar chord diagram

Position 7
Open

C maj position 4 guitar chord diagram

Position 8
Open

C maj position 19 guitar chord diagram

Position 9
Open

C maj position 1 guitar chord diagram

Position 10
Open

C maj position 7 guitar chord diagram

Position 11
Barre Movable

C maj position 13 guitar chord diagram

Position 12
Open

C maj position 16 guitar chord diagram

Position 13
Open

C maj position 8 guitar chord diagram

Position 14
Barre Movable

C maj position 2 guitar chord diagram

Position 15
Barre Movable

C maj position 11 guitar chord diagram

Position 16
Barre Movable

C maj position 15 guitar chord diagram

Position 17
Barre Movable

C maj position 6 guitar chord diagram

Position 18
Barre Movable

C maj position 3 guitar chord diagram

How to construct the C maj chord on guitar

You can create any fingering you like on any part of the fretboard, just play some of the chord tones shown in the map below.

3
5
3
1
3
5
1
5
3
1
5
3
1
5
1
3
1
5
3
5
3

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