F major 7th chord for guitar in different forms, including open and barre chords.
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.
Theory and information
Try in a chord progression
Fmaj7 - Dm7 - C (see with diagrams in pdf)
Fmaj7 is an abbreviation for F major seventh. A less common abbreviation is FM7. A third system is the triangle (delta) symbol: F△7.
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.
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:
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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