How to Play the Cmaj7 Chord on Guitar

Learn how to play the Cmaj7 chord on guitar. The C Major 7 Guitar Chord (also known as C Major Seventh, CMaj7 or C Major 7th), 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.

There are 3 variations of this chord found below in the chord charts.

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

Guitar Chord Chart Key

Chord Playing Tips: Be sure that you are pressing down on the strings hard enough. You should 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. As I said in the beginning of this post, this chord is a bit more challenging than the other Major Seventh Chords. It is going to feel a bit awkward at first, but hang in there and keep practicing!

C Major 7 Video Demo