Cm7 Chord on the Guitar (C Minor 7) – Diagrams, Finger Positions, Theory

The C minor 7 chord (Cm7) a C minor chord (C – Eb – G) with the ‘flat 7’ of the C Major scale included (Bb).

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.

The key of C minor is a very popular key. As the Cm7 chord can be used as the first chord in the key of C minor, the Cm7 is also a very popular minor 7 chord.

Some Quick Cm7 Chord Theory

  • The C minor 7 chord contains the notes C, Eb, G and Bb.
  • The Cm7 chord is produced by playing the 1st (root), flat 3rd, 5th and flat 7th of the C Major scale.
  • The C 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).
  • Cm7 is a Cm chord, with the flat 7th (Bb) included.

10 Ways To Play The C Minor 7 Chord

If you’ve come to this page just to view some chord diagrams for Cm7, here they are.

C Minor 7 Chord 10 ShapesC Minor 7 Chord 10 Shapes

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