B7 Chord and C7 Chord

We covered some of the easy seventh chords, now let's take a look at guitar chords B7 and C7. These two chords aren't too difficult, but you may need to practice them a bit more.


B7 Chord

B7 Chord Tab B7 Chord Chart B7 Chord Image
E|--2---|
B|--0---|
G|--2---|
D|--1---|
A|--2---|
E|--X---|
Guitar B7 Chord Diagram Guitar B7 Chord Image

Video File: B7 Chord Video

To play the chord:
1. Place your 2nd finger on the 2nd fret of the 5th string.
2. Place your 1st finger on the 1st fret of the 4th string.
3. Place your 3rd finger on the 2nd fret of the 3rd string.
4. Place your 4th finger on the 2nd fret of the 1st string.
5. Strum down from the 5th string.

Remember to keep your fingers arched so you don't mute other strings. This chord is a bit tricky but as with anything you do on the guitar - practice makes perfect.



Guitar Chord C7

C7 Tab C7 Chord Chart C7 Chord Image
E|--0---|
B|--1---|
G|--3---|
D|--2---|
A|--3---|
E|--X---|
C7 Chord Diagram Guitar C7 Chord Image
Video File: C7 Chord Video

Play a C7 chord:
1. Place your 1st finger on the 1st fret of the 2nd string.
2. Place your 2nd finger on the 2nd fret of the 4th string.
3. Place your 3rd finger on the 3rd fret of the 5th string.
3. Place your 4th finger on the 3rd fret of the 3rd string.
4. Strum down from the 5th string.

For the most part the C7 chord is exactly the same as a C chord, however, we are adding our 4th finger to the 3rd fret of the 3rd string, everything else remains the same.

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