C major seventh chord

Cmaj7 chord for piano with keyboard diagram.
Explanation: The C major seventh is a four-note chord. You can see the four notes of the C major seventh chord marked in red color. The chord is often abbreviated as Cmaj7.
Theory: The C major seventh chord is constructed with a root, a major third, a perfect fifth and a major seventh.
Fingerings: Little finger, middle finger, index finger, thumb (left hand); thumb, index finger, middle finger, little finger (right hand).


Cmaj7 piano chord
Notes: C - E - G - B
Left hand: 5-3-2-1
Right hand: 1-2-3-5

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Cmaj7 - inversions

Explanation: The piano chords pictured below are the three inversions of Cmaj7. Cmaj7/E is a C major seventh with E as the bass note, Cmaj7/G is a C major seventh with G as the bass note and Cmaj7/B is a C major seventh with B as the bass note.


Cmaj7/E chord diagram
1st inversion


Cmaj7/G chord diagram
2nd inversion


Cmaj7/B chord diagram
3rd inversion

C chord categories

C Cm C7 Cm7 Cmaj7 C6 Cm6 C6/9 C5 C9 Cm9 Cmaj9 C11 C13 Cadd C7-5 C7+5 Csus Cdim Caug