C Major 7 chord intervals and notes
Intervals 1 - 3 - 5 - 7
Notes in C maj7 C - E - G - B

The maj7 is a major chord, not to be confused with the m7, which is a minor chord. The major refers to the 7th as such and not to the basic chord, which is 11 half steps up from the root. You can also think about the maj7 as to think of a major 7th as an octave minus a half step (1 semitone).

C Major 7 Chord Charts, Fingering, Voicings

Here are 6 voicings of the Cmaj7 guitar chord, with a chord chart to each voicings' fingering.

Chord learning tip 1.

When playing barre chords, make sure you move your wrist forward further than you would with open chords, this allows for more added pressure to your first finger.

Chord learning tip 2.

Dead strings and fret buzzing means you are not holding down the guitar chord correctly. Stop, check your fingers, and start over.

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