C7(#5 guitar chord (C Dominant 7th, Sharp 5th, Flat 9th)

Symbols: 7(#5,b9), 7(+5,-9), +7b9

Steps: 1-3-#5-b7-b9

Notes: C-E-G#-Bb-Db

Variation 1

  • Press the E (1st) string on the 4th fret with your pinky
  • Barre the 2nd fret with your index finger, extending over the 2nd to the 4th strings
  • Place your ring finger on the G (3rd) string at the 3rd fret and press down
  • Use your middle finger to press the A (5th) string down on the 3rd fret
  • Now, strum all the strings starting from the 5th string

Variation 2

  • Apply a barre with your pinky across the 9th fret, covering the 1st to the 3rd strings
  • Press down on the D (4th) string at the 8th fret using your middle finger
  • Position your index finger on the low E (6th) string at the 8th fret and press down
  • To play the chord, strum all the strings, mute the 5th string