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
How To Play A Maj7 On Guitar
A Maj7 is a 5 strings chord. To play A Major7 chord
- Place your Index Finger on First Fret, Third String.
- Place your Middle Finger on Second Fret, Fourth String.
- Place your Ring Finger on Second Fret, Second String.
- First and Fifth Strings are played open. First string can also be muted or not played..
- 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.
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.