G major 7th chord for guitar in different forms, including open and barre chords.
The diagram shows a popular way to play the chord in open position. An alternative (see diagram below) is to instead mute the fifth string with the nearby finger. Gmaj7 is a four-note chord consisting of G, B, D, F#.
Theory and information
Try in a chord progression
G - Gmaj7 - G6 (see with diagrams in pdf)
Gmaj7 is an abbreviation for G major seventh. A less common abbreviation is GM7. A third system is the triangle (delta) symbol: G△7.
Notes in the chord
The notes that the Gmaj7 chord consists of are G, B, D, F#.
To get Gmaj9 add A.
1st inversion: Gmaj7/B (means that B is the bass note).
2nd inversion: Gmaj7/D (means that D is the bass note).
3rd inversion: Gmaj7/F# (means that F# is the bass note).
Diagrams of these inversions
Assorted inversions and slash chords
Versions with alternate bass notes in short notation:
Alternative chord names
Gmaj7/A is theoretically identical with Gmaj9/A.
Gmaj7/C is theoretically identical with Gmaj11/C.
Gmaj7/E is theoretically identical with Em9.
Gma7(no3) is a G major 7th with no third (B), one recommended fingering is 3X0032.
Gma7(no5) is a G major 7th with no fifth (D), one possible fingering is XXX002.
Written in tab format (main version in open position)
- 2 -
- 0 -
- 0 -
- 0 -
- - -
- 3 -
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