C chords

Piano chords with the root note C including pictures and explanation.
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C chord categories

C Cm C7 Cm7 Cmaj7 C6 Cm6 C6/9 C9 Cm9 Cmaj9 C11 C13 Cadd C7-5 C7+5 Csus Cdim Caug

Explanations

Abbreviations are often used in chord names.

C - C major
Cm - C minor
C7 - C dominant seventh
Cm7 - C minor seventh
Cmaj7 - C major seventh
C6 - C major sixth
Cm6 - C minor sixth
C6/9 - C sixth/ninth
C9 - C dominant ninth
Cm9 - C minor ninth
Cmaj9 - C major ninth
C11 - C eleventh
C13 - C thirteenth
Cadd - C add
C7-5 - C seven minus five
C7+5 - C seven plus five
Csus - C suspended
Cdim - C diminished
Caug - C augmented