This article in the Mandolin Chords series of theMandolinTuner focuses on C7.
I will give you all eleven (!) positions you can play the C7 chord on the mandolin, so get ready for serious practice. As in all of theMandolinTuner articles, I will provide some music theory background to help you better understand the subject. Today you will read about Seventh Chords.
If it is one thing you need to remember for Seventh chords, it is that they consist of four notes, unlike major and minor chords that consist of 3 notes. So the C7, consists of:
- The root, which for C7 is C
- The third, which for C7 is E
- The fifth, which for C7 is G
- The seventh, which for C7 is Bb
See it below displayed on sheet paper: