C7 Guitar Chord
C dominant seventh for guitar

C7 Guitar Chord and alternate tunings. 8 chord voicings, charts and sounds. Chord notes and structure: C E G Bb (R 3 5 m7).


C7 Chord

Full name: C dominant seventh
AKA: Cdom   Cdom7  
Guitar sound:

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C7 Guitar Chord Charts

Simplified notation: x 3 2 3 1 0 Difficulty level: Rookie
C7 for guitar on frets x, 3, 2, 3, 1, 0 C7 for guitar on frets x, 3, 2, 3, 1, 0

Simplified notation: x 3 5 3 5 3 Difficulty level: Intermediate
C7 for guitar on frets x, 3, 5, 3, 5, 3 C7 for guitar on frets x, 3, 5, 3, 5, 3

Simplified notation: 8 10 8 9 8 8 Difficulty level: Intermediate
C7 for guitar on frets 8, 10, 8, 9, 8, 8 C7 for guitar on frets 8, 10, 8, 9, 8, 8

Simplified notation: x x 10 12 11 12 Difficulty level: Advanced
C7 for guitar on frets x, x, 10, 12, 11, 12 C7 for guitar on frets x, x, 10, 12, 11, 12

Simplified notation: 8 x 8 9 8 x Difficulty level: Advanced
C7 for guitar on frets 8, x, 8, 9, 8, x C7 for guitar on frets 8, x, 8, 9, 8, x

Simplified notation: 8 10 x 9 11 x Difficulty level: Professional
C7 for guitar on frets 8, 10, x, 9, 11, x C7 for guitar on frets 8, 10, x, 9, 11, x

Simplified notation: 8 7 5 5 5 6
C7 for guitar on frets 8, 7, 5, 5, 5, 6 C7 for guitar on frets 8, 7, 5, 5, 5, 6


Simplified notation: x 3 2 0 1 0
C7 for guitar on frets x, 3, 2, 0, 1, 0 C7 for guitar on frets x, 3, 2, 0, 1, 0




C7 Inversions on guitar


C7 Chord Structure

Notes: C E G Bb
Interval structure: R 3 5 m7

Chord construction:
R = C
C + major interval = E (scale degree = 3rd)
E + minor interval = G (scale degree = 5th)
G + minor interval = Bb (scale degree = minor 7th)


C7\G ; C7\E ;


C7 on other instruments

C7 piano
C7 Piano chord chart
C7 guitar
C7 Guitar chord chart
C7 ukulele
C7 mandolin
C7 banjo


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C7 Chord Harmonized Progressions

F major scale harmonized 7th chords
Fmaj7 Gm7 Am7 Bbmaj7 C7 Dm7 Em7b5

D natural minor scale harmonized 7th chords
Dm7 Em7b5 Fmaj7 Gm7 Am7 Bbmaj7 C7

F harmonic minor scale harmonized 7th chords
Fm(maj7) Gm7b5 Abmaj7#5 Bbm7 C7 Dbmaj7 Edim7

G melodic minor scale harmonized 7th chords
Gm(maj7) Am7 Bbmaj7#5 C7 D7 Edim7 Gbm7b5

F melodic minor scale harmonized 7th chords
Fm(maj7) Gm7 Abmaj7#5 Bb7 C7 Ddim7 Em7b5




Scales Related to C7

Scales that include all of the notes of C7.
F major F melodic minor G melodic minor F ionian F harmonic minor D natural minor G dorian A phrygian A#/Bb lydian C mixolydian D aeolian E locrian C diminished (halftone - wholetone) D#/Eb diminished (halftone - wholetone) F#/Gb diminished (halftone - wholetone) A diminished (halftone - wholetone) C#/Db diminished (wholetone - halftone) E diminished (wholetone - halftone) G diminished (wholetone - halftone) A#/Bb diminished (wholetone - halftone)

C7 chord staff

Musical staff for the C7 chord

C7 summary table

Guitar chord name C7 (C dominant seventh)
Guitar sound
Notes and structureC E G Bb (R 3 5 m7)
Alternate tunings
Related Chords C7\G ; C7\E ;
Chord Categories major chord with a minor 7   7th chord  
Other Notations Cdom   Cdom7  
Chord Construction R = C
C + major interval = E (scale degree = 3rd)
E + minor interval = G (scale degree = 5th)
G + minor interval = Bb (scale degree = minor 7th)
C7 on other instrumentsC7 piano
C7 Piano chord chart
C7 guitar
C7 Guitar chord chart
C7 ukulele
C7 mandolin
C7 banjo

Tweak notes of C7

E
C
A#
E
C
 
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X
X
X
X
X




References related to this chord

major chord with a minor 7   7th chord  

Major Seventh Chords on Wikipedia

Dominant Seventh Chords on Wikipedia