C7 Chord (C Dominant 7th Chord) on Piano & Guitar

    A piano keyboard reference for the C dominant 7th chord, abbreviated as C7 or Cdom7, with the notes on piano and chord inversions.

    The C dominant 7th chord has the notes C E G B. The 3 inversions to the C dominant 7th chord are E G B C, G B C E and B C E G.

    The intervals of the C7 chord are the root (C) , major third (E) , perfect fifth (G) and minor seventh (B) .

    Note that dominant 7th chords can also be referred to as major minor seventh chords, because they consist of a major chord with an added minor 7th interval on top.

    You may also want to check out the C dominant 9th chord (C9 chord), which is the C7 chord with a major ninth added on top.

    🎸 You can also jump to guitar chord diagrams for the C7 chord in common positions on the guitar fretboard. You'll find both open chords and/or barre chords.

    C dominant 7th Chord on Piano

    C dominant 7th chord

    notes: C E G B

    • C
    • E
    • G
    • B

    C dominant 7th 1st inversion

    notes: E G B C

    • E
    • G
    • B
    • C

    C dominant 7th 2nd inversion

    notes: G B C E

    • G
    • B
    • C
    • E

    C dominant 7th 3rd inversion

    notes: B C E G

    • B
    • C
    • E
    • G

    🎸 C dominant 7th Chord Guitar Diagrams

    Below you'll find guitar chord diagrams for common chord positions of the C dominant 7th chord, along with finger positions or note names.

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    orientation:
    1 Index finger
    2 Middle finger
    3 Ring finger
    4 Pinky

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    piano samples

    The piano samples used for this C dominant 7th chord reference are from “ Salamander Grand Piano V3 ” by Alexander Holm, licensed under CC BY 3.0.

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