Cmaj7 Piano Chord - How to Play a chord of Cmaj7 on Piano

Cmaj7 is a C major chord with the additional of a B note added in the chord stack. The notes required to play Cmaj7 on piano are C, E, G and B.
Cmaj7 Piano Chord - How to Play a chord of Cmaj7 on Piano

How to build a chord of Cmaj7 on piano

It can be a little tricky playing all four notes of a Cmaj7 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 E, G and B.

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.

Cmaj7 Piano Chord - How to Play a chord of Cmaj7 on Piano

How Cmaj7 is written in sheet music

This is a diagram of how Cmaj7 is written on a music score. The C sits at the bottom of the chord stack; the E is in the middle, followed by G. Finally, a B notes sits at the very top.

Frequently Asked Questions About Cmaj7

What notes are in a chord of Cmaj7?

Cmaj7 is a C major chord with the additional of a B note added in the chord stack. The notes required to play Cmaj7 on piano are C, E, G and B.

How many sharps/flats are there in a Cmaj7 chord?

There are no sharps or flats required to play a Cmaj7 chord on piano.

What's the relative minor of Cmaj7?

The relative minor of Cmaj7 is A minor. You can work out the relative minor of any major chord by counting down three semitones from the root note of the chord.

What fingers should I use to play Cmaj7 on piano?

The best way to play Cmaj7 on piano is by playing two C notes, an octave apart with your left hand. Then use your right hand to play a triad chord using the remaining notes of E, G and B.

What's the key signature for Cmaj7

There are no sharps or flats in the key signature for Cmaj7. The whole chord is played using "white notes" only.

What chords are similar to Cmaj7 on piano?

Chords related to Cmaj7 on piano include: F major; G major; A minor; D minor; E minor; Bb major

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