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C#maj7 Piano Chord - How to Play C#maj7 on Piano

C#maj7 Piano Chord - How to Play C#maj7 on Piano
C#maj7 Piano Chord - How to Play C#maj7 on Piano

In this lesson you’ll learn how to play every variation of a chord of C#maj7 on piano, including its root position, first inversion and second inversion.

C#maj7 - Root position

Play chord of C#maj7
C#maj7 on piano

The notes required for a C#maj7 piano chord are as follows:

  • C#
  • F
  • G#
  • C

It can be a little tricky playing all four notes of an C#maj7 piano chord in your right hand. To make life easier, play the C# with your left hand thumb. Then use your right hand to play a triad chord using the remaining notes of F, G# and C.

Once you’re comfortable, try playing two octave C# notes in your left hand. You can also play a G# note in between them both to make the chord sound even more full and rich.

C#maj7 root position on piano
Here's how it sounds:

C#maj7 - First inversion

Also written as C#maj7/F
C#maj7 first inversion on piano

A First Inversion chord of C#maj7 uses the exact same notes as the Root Position, but played in a different order. Play two octave F notes in your left hand. Your right hand can then make up the other notes - G#, C and C#.

Here's how it sounds:

C#maj7 - Second inversion

Also written as C#maj7/G#
C#maj7 second inversion on piano

Here's how it sounds:
Learn about chord inversions on piano
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