Fmaj7 chord

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

Fmaj7

Fmaj7 chord diagram XX3210

The diagram shows the most popular way to play the chord in open position. Avoid playing on the 5th and 6th strings, but include the 1st open string. Fmaj7 is a four-note chord consisting of F, A, C, E.

Alternative shapes

Fmaj7 barre

  • Fmaj7 barre shape 132211

Fmaj7 barre

  • Fmaj7 barre shape X8109108

Fmaj7

  • Fmaj7 shape

Theory and information

Try in a chord progression

Fmaj7 - Dm7 - C (see with diagrams in pdf)

Chord name

Fmaj7 is an abbreviation for F major seventh. A less common abbreviation is FM7. A third system is the triangle (delta) symbol: F7.

Notes in the chord

The notes that the Fmaj7 chord consists of are F, A, C, E.
To get Fmaj9 add G.

Finger position (F chord)

Index (1st) finger on 2nd (thinnest) strings, 1st fret.
Middle (2nd) finger on 3rd (thinnest) string, 2nd fret.
Ring (3rd) finger on 4th (thinnest) string, 3rd fret.

Inversions

1st inversion: Fmaj7/A (means that A is the bass note).
2nd inversion: Fmaj7/C (means that C is the bass note).
3rd inversion: Fmaj7/E (means that E is the bass note).
Diagrams of these inversions

Assorted inversions and slash chords

Versions with alternate bass notes in short notation:

Fmaj7/B: X23210
Fmaj7/Bb: X13210
Fmaj7/G: 303210

Alternative chord names

Fmaj7/G is theoretically identical with Fmaj9/G.
Fmaj7/Bb is theoretically identical with Fmaj11/Bb.
Fmaj7/D is theoretically identical with Fmaj13/D and Dmadd9.

Written in tab format (main version in open position)

- 0 -
- 1 -
- 2 -
- 3 -
- - -
- - -

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