Amaj7 chord

A major 7th chord for guitar in different forms, including open and barre chords.



Amaj7 chord diagram

The diagram shows the most popular way to play the chord in open position. Avoid playing on the 6th string. Amaj7 is a four-note chord consisting of A, C#, E, G#.

Alternative shapes

Amaj7 barre

  • Amaj7 barre shape


  • Amaj7 shape

Theory and information

Try in a chord progression

Amaj7 - F#m7 - Bm7 - E7 (see with diagrams in pdf)

Chord name

Amaj7 is an abbreviation for A major seventh. Amaj7/C#, Amaj7/E and Amaj7/G# are inversions of the chord.

Notes in the chord

The notes that the Amaj7 chord consists of are A, C#, E, G#.
To get Amaj9 add B.

Assorted inversions and slash chords

Versions with alternate bass notes in short notation:

Amaj7/C#: X42155
Amaj7/E: 002120
Amaj7/G#: 402120
Amaj7/G: 302120
Amaj7/F#: 202120

Written in tab format (main version in open position)

- 0 -
- 2 -
- 1 -
- 2 -
- 0 -
- - -

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