C D E F G A B Db Eb Gb Ab Bb C# D# F# G# A#
C C7 Cmaj7 C6 C5 Cm Cm7 Cm6 Csus4 Csus2 Cadd9 Cadd2

Cmaj7 chord guitar

Diagram, notes and theoretical summary. Plus tips on related chords.

Cmaj7

Cmaj7 chord diagram

Full name: C major seventh
Alternative name/abbreviation: CM7
Type: Open chord
Notes in the chord: C, E, G, B
Importance: 7/10
Difficulty: 2/10

Relevant chords: C7, Cm7

Chord variations

C Major seventh bar chord with the root on 6th string: 8 10 9 9 8 8
C Major seventh with the root on 6th string: 8 X 9 9 8 X
C Major seventh with the root on 6th string (no 5th): 8 X 9 9 X X
C Major seventh bar chord with the root on 5th string: X 3 5 4 5 3
C Major seventh chord with the root on 5th string: X 3 5 4 5 X
C Major seventh chord with the root on 5th string (no 3rd): X 3 5 4 X X
C Major seventh chord with the root on 5th string, second alternative (no 5th): X 3 2 4 1 X
C Major seventh chord with the root on 5th string, third alternative (no 5th): X 3 5 0 0 0
C Major seventh chord with the root on 5th string (no 5th): X 3 2 4 X X

No 5th means that the fifth note (G) is omitted.
No 3rd means that the third note (E) is omitted.

Matching shapes

Another chord that can be played identical to the chord shape of Cmaj7 (X32000) is Em/C.

Chord progressions

Cmaj > Fmaj7 > Bm7b5 > E7