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.
- A guide to minor 7 chords
- C natural minor scale
- C minor 7 arpeggio
- C minor chord
- Chords page
- How guitar chords work