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