Learn how to play the C#m7 guitar chord, with this free guitar lesson. The C#m7 Guitar Chord is found by locating the 1-b3-5-b7. positions (C#, E, G# and B) of the C# Scale: C#, D#, E#, F#, G#, A#, and B#. There are three variations of this chord below. Two of them are barre chords with their roots on the 4th and 9th frets. The other also has its root on the 4th fret but is not a barre chord and is much easier to play.
So the notes of the C# Minor 7 Chord are: C#, E, G# and B
Here is a key that will help you read the chart:
Everything on the above chart should be self explanatory, except for the last three in the third column. They may need a bit of explaining. The O, or open symbol, simply means that you do not press down on any notes on that string. The X means you do not strum that particular string. The Barre symbol means you need to barre that particular fret. When you barre a fret you are pressing down on multiple strings at the same time with one finger.
Chord Playing Tips
Be sure that you are pressing down on the strings hard enough and play each string one at a time to make sure you have a nice clean sound. If any of the strings buzz or sound muted, then something is not right.