C#m7 Chord on the Guitar (C Sharp Minor 7) – Diagrams, Finger Positions, Theory

The C sharp minor 7 chord (C#m7) is an C sharp minor chord (C# – E – G#) with the ‘flat 7’ of the C sharp Major scale included (B).

The minor 7 chord in general is a very common and popular chord. Along with the Major 7 and Dominant 7 chords, the minor 7 chord is one of the most common 7th chords in all of music.

C#m7 is a common chord, because it is the relative minor of E Major. It is also the 3rd chord in the key of A and the second chord in the key of B.

Some Quick C#m7 Chord Theory

  • The C sharp minor 7 chord contains the notes C#, E, G# and B.
  • The C#m7 chord is produced by playing the 1st (root), flat 3rd, 5th and flat 7th of the F Major scale.
  • The C sharp minor 7 chord (just like all minor 7 chords) contains the following intervals (from the root note): minor 3rd, Major 3rd, minor 3rd, Major 2nd (back to the root note).
  • C#m7 is a C#m chord, with the flat 7th (B) included.

10 Ways To Play The C Sharp Minor 7 Chord

If you’ve come to this page just to view some chord diagrams for C#m7, here they are.

C# Minor 7 Chord 10 Shapes

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