CM7 Piano Chord

CM7

C Major 7th (with 5th)

Root
C
3rd
E
5th
G
Maj 7th
B
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
C
E
G
B

The Notes in a C Major 7th (with 5th) Chord

The 3rd

Finding E from C step by step:

  • Start on: C
  • Step 1: move up to Db
  • Step 2: move up to D
  • Step 3: move up to Eb
  • Step 4: Land on E
3rd
E
Root
C
1
2
3
  • Db is a minor second above C.
  • D is a major 2nd above C.
  • Eb is a minor third above C.
  • E is a major third above C.

The 5th

Finding G from C step by step:

  • Start on: C
  • Step 1: move up to Db
  • Step 2: move up to D
  • Step 3: move up to Eb
  • Step 4: move up to E
  • Step 5: move up to F
  • Step 6: move up to Gb
  • Step 7: Land on G
5th
G
Root
C
1
2
3
4
5
6
  • Db is a minor second above C.
  • D is a major 2nd above C.
  • Eb is a minor third above C.
  • E is a major third above C.
  • F is a fourth above C.
  • Gb is a flat fifth above C.
  • G is a fifth above C.

The Maj 7th

Finding B from C step by step:

  • Start on: C
  • Step 1: Land on B
Maj 7th
B
Root
C
  • B is a minor second below C. The maj 7th is down a minor second? Confusing, right? The note B is down 1 half-steps from C, but up 11 half-steps from C:
Maj 7th
B
Root
C
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10