Emaj7 chord

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


Emaj7 chord diagram

The diagram shows the most common way to play the chord in open position. All six strings should be played, including three open strings. Emaj7 is a four-note chord consisting of E, G#, B, D#.

Alternative shapes

Emaj7 barre

  • Emaj7 barre shape


  • Emaj7 shape


  • Emaj7

Theory and information

Try in a chord progression

G#m7 - B7 - Emaj7 (see with diagrams in pdf)

Chord name

Emaj7 is an abbreviation for E major seventh. A less common abbreviation is EM7. A third system is the triangle (delta) symbol: E7.

Notes in the chord

The notes that the Emaj7 chord consists of are E, G#, B, D#.
To get Emaj9 add F#.


1st inversion: Emaj7/G# (means that G# is the bass note).
2nd inversion: Emaj7/B (means that B is the bass note).
3rd inversion: Emaj7/D# (means that D# is the bass note).
Diagrams of these inversions

Assorted inversions and slash chords

Versions with alternate bass notes in short notation:

Emaj7/G#: 421100
Emaj7/B: X21100
Emaj7/D#: XX1100
Emaj7/C: X31100
Emaj7/C#: X41100
Emaj7/A: X01100
Emaj7/F#: 221100

Alternative chord names

Emaj7/F# is theoretically identical with Emaj9/F#.
Emaj7/A is theoretically identical with Emaj11/A.

Written in tab format (main version in open position)

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

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