C Major Chord (Cmaj) & C Major 7th Chord on Piano

    A piano keyboard reference for the C Major chord, abbreviated as Cmaj or CM.

    The C Major triad consists of the notes C, E and G. The 2 inversions to the C Major triad are E G C and G C E.

    The C Major 7th chord, abbreviated as Cmaj7 or CM7, has the notes C, E, G and B. The 3 inversions to the C Major 7th chord are E G B C, G B C E and B C E G.

    In the root position, the C Major chord has the C as the root, the E as the major third and the G as the perfect fifth. With the C Major 7th chord there's the addition of B as the major seventh.

    C Major chord

    notes: C E G

    • C
    • E
    • G

    C Major 1st inversion

    notes: E G C

    • E
    • G
    • C

    C Major 2nd inversion

    notes: G C E

    • G
    • C
    • E

    C Major 7th chord

    notes: C E G B

    • C
    • E
    • G
    • B

    C Major 7th 1st inversion

    notes: E G B C

    • E
    • G
    • B
    • C

    C Major 7th 2nd inversion

    notes: G B C E

    • G
    • B
    • C
    • E

    C Major 7th 3rd inversion

    notes: B C E G

    • B
    • C
    • E
    • G

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    piano samples

    The piano samples used here are from “ Salamander Grand Piano V3 ” by Alexander Holm, licensed under CC BY 3.0.

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