Awesome Chord: How to Play C Major 7 on the Guitar [X 3 5 4 5 3]

C Major 7 is an awesome sounding chord and can be used in instead of C Major. The below video lesson has the root of this chord (C) on the A string (5th string, 3 fret). There are other versions of C Major 7 that you can play on other strings, such as the low E (6th string).

How to play C Major 7 on the Guitar:
  • Barre Your Left Index Finger across Strings 1 through 5 on the 3rd Fret
  • Place Your Left Middle Finger on the 3rd String, 4th Fret
  • Place Your Left Ring Finger on the 4th String, 5th Fret
  • Place Your Left Pinky on the 2nd String, 5th Fret
  • String 6 is not used for this Cmaj7 chord

Since this is a barre chord, it is often challenging for a beginner guitarist. Take your time with this one. You can also practice move this chord shape up and down the fretboard to hear major 7 chords with different roots.

Do you use Cmaj7 in your guitar playing? Do you play this chord on a different fret or with a different finger positioning? Please share your feedback with us below!

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