How To Play A Major 7 Chord On The Guitar

Learn how to play A Major7 or AMaj7 chord properly on the guitar in this easy lesson.

A Major7 or A Maj7 Chord Diagram

A Major 7 Chord Diagram

How To Play A Maj7 On Guitar

A Maj7 is a 5 strings chord. To play A Major7 chord

  1. Place your Index Finger on First FretThird String.
  2. Place your Middle Finger on Second FretFourth String.
  3. Place your Ring Finger on Second FretSecond String.
  4. First and Fifth Strings are played open. First string can also be muted or not played..
  5. Sixth String is not played.

Notes In A Major7 Chord

Notes played in A-Major7 Chord are A-C#-E-G#.

Root Note A is played on the 5th string of the guitar. C# note is played on the 2nd string and is the Major Third Interval of the A major scale. E note is played on the 4th string of the guitar and is the Perfect Fifth Interval of the A Major Scale. G# note is played on the 3rd string of the guitar and is the Major7 Interval of the A Major Scale.

Notes Played In AMaj7 Chord

A Major 7 Chord Formula

Maj7 chord formula is 1-3-5-7.

To make a Major7 chord, start with the Root, Major Third Interval, Perfect Fifth Interval of a Major Scale. To this triad, just add the Major7th Interval of the Major Scale.

Accordingly, notes played in  A Maj7 Chord are A-C#-E-G#.

This addition of Major 7 degree makes the A Major 7 Chord Sound so pretty as there are two perfect fifth intervals A-E and C#-G#

To learn about Intervals and Music Theory, check out this lesson.


A Maj7 Chord Formula


A Major 7 Chord On A Piano

A Major7 Chord On Piano

A Major 7 Chord On Stave

Amaj7 Chord Staff notation

A Major 7Chord Guitar Tabs

Amaj7 Chord Tabs