Gmaj7 chord

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

Gmaj7

Gmaj7 chord diagram 320002

The diagram shows a popular way to play the chord in open position. An alternative (see diagram below) is to instead mute the fifth string with the nearby finger. Gmaj7 is a four-note chord consisting of G, B, D, F#.

Alternative shapes

Gmaj7 barre

  • Gmaj7 barre shape

Gmaj7

  • Gmaj7 shape

Gmaj7

  • Gmaj7 shape

Gmaj7

  • Gmaj7 shape

Relevant chords

Gmaj7/E

  • Gmaj7/E chord diagram

Theory and information

Try in a chord progression

G - Gmaj7 - G6 (see with diagrams in pdf)

Chord name

Gmaj7 is an abbreviation for G major seventh. A less common abbreviation is GM7. A third system is the triangle (delta) symbol: G7.

Notes in the chord

The notes that the Gmaj7 chord consists of are G, B, D, F#.
To get Gmaj9 add A.

Inversions

1st inversion: Gmaj7/B (means that B is the bass note).
2nd inversion: Gmaj7/D (means that D is the bass note).
3rd inversion: Gmaj7/F# (means that F# is the bass note).
Diagrams of these inversions

Assorted inversions and slash chords

Versions with alternate bass notes in short notation:

Gmaj7/C: X30002
Gmaj7/A: X00002

Alternative chord names

Gmaj7/A is theoretically identical with Gmaj9/A.
Gmaj7/C is theoretically identical with Gmaj11/C.
Gmaj7/E is theoretically identical with Em9.

Omissions

Gma7(no3) is a G major 7th with no third (B), one recommended fingering is 3X0032.
Gma7(no5) is a G major 7th with no fifth (D), one possible fingering is XXX002.

Written in tab format (main version in open position)

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

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