Amaj7 chord

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


Amaj7 chord diagram X02120

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


  • Amaj7 chord diagram X06650

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. A less common abbreviation is AM7. A third system is the triangle (delta) symbol: A7.

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:

Amaj7/D: X52224
Amaj7/G: 302120
Amaj7/F: 102120
Amaj7/F#: 202120

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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