B major 7th chord for guitar in different forms, including open and barre chords.
The diagram shows one way to play this chord in open position. Avoid playing on the 1st and 6th strings. Bmaj7 is a four-note chord consisting of B, D#, F#, A#. By practical reasons, the F# tone is excluded in the chord on the diagram.
Bmaj7 (capo 2)
Theory and information
Try in a chord progression
C#m7 - F#7 - Bmaj7 (see with diagrams in pdf)
Bmaj7 is an abbreviation for B major seventh. A less common abbreviation is BM7. A third system is the triangle (delta) symbol: B△7.
Notes in the chord
The notes that the Bmaj7 chord consists of are B, D#, F#, A#.
To get Bmaj9 add C#.
Alternatives with capo
Amaj7 shape with a capo on 2nd fret (see picture).
Gmaj7 shape with a capo on 4th fret.
Emaj7 shape with a capo on 7th fret.
1st inversion: Bmaj7/D# (means that D# is the bass note).
2nd inversion: Bmaj7/F# (means that F# is the bass note).
3rd inversion: Bmaj7/A# (means that A# is the bass note).
Diagrams of these inversions
Assorted inversions and slash chords
Versions with alternate bass notes in short notation:
Alternative chord names
Bmaj7/C# is theoretically identical with Bmaj9/C#.
Bmaj7/E is theoretically identical with Bmaj11/E.
Bmaj7/G# is theoretically identical with G#m9.
Written in tab format (main version in open position)
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- 0 -
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- 1 -
- 2 -
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