Bmaj7 chord inversions

Bmaj7/D#, Bmaj7/F# and Bmaj7/A# are the first, second and third inversions of the Bmaj7. This means that the bass tone is shifting from B to D sharp, F sharp or A sharp.


Bmaj7/D#

  • Bmaj7/D# chord diagram XX1302

Bmaj7/F#

  • Bmaj7/F# chord diagram

Bmaj7/A#

  • Bmaj7/A# chord diagram X11302

Theory and information

All these chords consist of the notes B, D#, F#, G#. The difference is that the order of notes shifts. D# is the bass note in the first inversion, F# is the bass note in the second inversion and G# is the bass note in the third inversion.

Comments

Playing the Bmaj7/F# in the diagram with an open high e, as 221300, will result in Bmaj11/F#.

Alternative fingerings

As similar option for Bmaj7/D# is 21130X with two A# notes instead of two B notes. Another option for Bm7/F# is 200432. Bmaj7/A# can also be played as X11X02, mostly suited for fingerpicking.

Movable shapes

Versions with movable barre shapes:

Bmaj7/D#: X69876
Bmaj7/F#: 224342
Bmaj7/A#: 669876

Alternative chord names

Bmaj7/D# is identical with Bmaj7/Eb.
Bmaj7/F# is identical with Bmaj7/Gb.
Bmaj7/A# is identical with Bmaj7/Bb and B/A#.

Try in a chord progression

C#m9 - F#13 - Bmaj7/F#

Chords that sound good together with B major 7th inversions

Some typical chords that are likely to be included in progressions with these chords are: C#m7, D#m7, Emaj7, F#7, G#m7.

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