Easy C7 Guitar Chord for Beginners

The C7 Chord (also known as the Dominant C 7th Chord) is often referred to as a Blues chord. Once you learn to play it, you will understand why. It just has a real bluesy sound to it. It is definitely one of the easiest beginner chords to learn how to play.

There are several different ways to play it, but I will demonstrate the easiest way in the following post. The C7 Chord is found by first locating the 1, 3 and 5 positions (C, E and G) of theĀ  C Major Scale: C D E F G A B C, and then adding a flat 7 note. To locate the flat 7 note, we first find the 7th note of the C Major scale (B) and then go back a 1/2 step to the BFlat.

So the notes of the C7 Chord are: C, E, G and Bb.

Here is a key that will help you read the chart:

Guitar Chord Chart Key

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C7 Guitar Chord Video

The video below will further demonstrate how to correctly play the C7 Chord. Enjoy!


One Comment on "Easy C7 Guitar Chord for Beginners"

  1. Jason on Wed, 13th Jan 2010 4:24 am 

    Great lesson. Thanks again.

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