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How to play a C7 chord on piano

In this lesson you’ll learn how to play every variation of a chord of C7 on piano, including its root position, first inversion and second inversion.

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C7 - Root position

Play chord of C7
C7 on piano

The notes required to play a chord of C7 on piano are as follows:

  • C
  • E
  • G
  • Bb

For the standard root position of C7, use your left hand to play two C notes, one octave apart. Then play a triad chord with your right hand, using the remaining notes of E, G and Bb.

C7 root position on piano
Here's how it sounds:

C7 - First inversion

Also written as C7/E
C7 first inversion on piano
Here's how it sounds:

C7 - Second inversion

Also written as C7/G
C7 second inversion on piano
Here's how it sounds:
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