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The C♭ Chord – How to build it on Guitar, Ukulele and Piano

In this article I will explain how to build and play the C♭ chord in all its variations and instruments (guitar, ukulele and piano) in a very simple way.

C♭ chord [Musical explanation]

🙏 Before we dive into how to build the C♭ chord on guitar, let me ask you for 2 minutes to explain to you the theory behind it:

Cb chord pentagram staff stave

First of all, the C♭ triad chord, like any other chord, can be major or minor.

Likewise, if we add its seventh we would obtain the C♭ seventh chord (tetrad):

Cb7 chord pentagram staff stave

C♭ Major Chord

The D major chord is defined by the following notes:

  • Type: major triad.
  • Formule: 1 3 5.
  • Music notes: C♭ (1) E♭ (3) G♭ (5).
  • Chords to play with: IV (F♭) y V (G♭).
C♭ chord pentagram staff stave

Which presents the following diagram on the guitar:

C♭ major guitar chord
C guitar diagram

Ukulele

C♭ ukulele chord

Piano

Cb major chord piano

C♭ Minor Chord (C♭m)

The C minor chord is defined by the following notes:

  • Type: minor triad.
  • Formule: 1 ♭3 5.
  • Music notes: C♭ (1) E♭♭ (♭3) G♭ (5).
  • Chords to play with: iv (Fm) y v (Gm).
Cbm chord pentagram staff stave

Which presents the following diagram on the guitar:

C♭ minor guitar chord
C♭m guitar diagram

Ukulele

C♭m ukulele chord

Piano

C♭m piano chord

C♭ Major Seventh Chord (C♭maj7)

The C major 7th chord is defined by the following notes:

  • Type: tetrad.
  • Formule: 1 3 5 7.
  • Music notes: C♭ (1) E♭ (3) G♭ (5) B♭ (7).
  • Chords to play with: IVmaj7 (F♭maj7) y V7 (G♭7).
C♭maj7 chord pentagram staff stave

Which presents the following diagram on the guitar:

C♭maj7 guitar chord

Ukulele

C♭maj7 ukulele

Piano

C♭maj7 piano chord

C♭ Dominant Seventh Chord (C♭7)

The C dominant 7th chord is defined by the following notes:

  • Type: major tetrad.
  • Formule: 1 3 5 ♭7.
  • Music notes: C♭ (1) E♭ (3) G♭ (5) B♭♭ (♭7).
  • Chords to play with: IVmaj7 (Fmaj7) y V7 (Gm7).
C♭7 chord pentagram staff stave

Which presents the following diagram on the guitar:

C♭7 guitar chord

Ukulele

C♭7 ukulele

Piano

C♭7 piano chord

C♭ Minor Seventh Chord (C♭m7)

The C minor 7th chord is defined by the following notes:

  • Type: tetrad.
  • Formule: 1 ♭3 5 ♭7.
  • Music notes: C♭ (1) E♭♭ (♭3) G♭ (5) B♭♭ (♭7).
  • Chords to play with: v (G♭m7).
C♭m7 chord pentagram staff stave

Which presents the following diagram on the guitar:

C♭m7 guitar chord

Ukulele

C♭m7 ukulele

Piano

C♭m7 piano chord