A major 7th chord for guitar in different forms, including open and barre chords.
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#.
Theory and information
Try in a chord progression
Amaj7 - F#m7 - Bm7 - E7 (see with diagrams in pdf)
Amaj7 is an abbreviation for A major seventh. A less common abbreviation is AM7. A third system is the triangle (delta) symbol: A△7.
Notes in the chord
The notes that the Amaj7 chord consists of are A, C#, E, G#.
To get Amaj9 add B.
1st inversion: Amaj7/C# (means that C# is the bass note).
2nd inversion: Amaj7/E (means that E is the bass note).
3rd inversion: Amaj7/G# (means that G# is the bass note).
Diagrams of these inversions
Assorted inversions and slash chords
Versions with alternate bass notes in short notation:
Alternative chord names
Amaj7/B is theoretically identical with Amaj9/B.
Amaj7/D is theoretically identical with Amaj11/D.
Amaj7/F# is theoretically identical with F#m9.
Written in tab format (main version in open position)
- 0 -
- 2 -
- 1 -
- 2 -
- 0 -
- - -
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