How to Play the Cm7 Guitar Chord
Learn how to play the Cm7 guitar chord (Also known as Cm7, Cmin7), with this free guitar lesson. The Cm7 Guitar Chord is found by locating the 1,b3, 5, b7 positions (C, Eb, G and Bb) of the C Major Scale : C, D, E, F, G, A, and B. The “b3” symbol means that we take the third position of the C Major Scale (E) and flatten it by 1/2 step, giving us our “Eb”. The “b7” symbol means that we take the 7th position of the C Major Scale (B) and flatten it by 1/2 step, giving us our “Bb”.
So the notes of the C Minor chord are: C, Eb, G and Bb
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.
C Minor 7 Guitar Chord Video Demonstration
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.