C Major 7 Guitar Chord Lesson for Beginners

The C Major 7 Guitar Chord (also known as C Major Seventh, CMaj7) is a beautiful, dreamy sounding chord. It is often used in Jazz Guitar.  It is a basic beginner chord and very easy to play.  There are several different ways to play this chord, but this lesson will demonstrate the easiest way.

The C Major 7 Chord is found by locating the 1, 3 , 5  and 7 positions (C, E, G and B) of the C Major Scale: C D E F G A B C.  You are basically playing a C Major Chord and simply lifting your first finger off the C Note of the 2nd string first fret. That string now becomes open, so you are playing a B note.  The chord chart below demonstrates how to play the CMaj7 Chord.

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

Guitar Chord Chart Key
C-Major7-Guitar Chord

C Major 7 Guitar Chord Video

The video below will further demonstrate how to correctly play the CMaj7 Chord. Enjoy!