Major Seventh Guitar Chords

Movable Major7 (Maj7) Chord Forms

These chord forms can be moved up and down the neck to play any major7 chord.

Root on 6th String

G Maj7 Guitar Chord on 6th String

G Maj7

Root on 5th String

C Maj7 Guitar Chord on 5th String

C Maj7

Root on 4th String

E Maj7 Guitar Chord on 4th String

E Maj7

Examples of Major Seventh chords with the roots on the Low E (6th) string.

Click on a chord to view more of its Major Seventh Chord forms

C Major 7th Chord Diagram D Major 7th Chord Diagram E Major 7th Chord Diagram F Major 7th Chord Diagram G Major 7th Chord Diagram A Major 7th Chord Diagram B Major 7th Chord Diagram


Major 7 chords are played by adding the major 7th note (one half step down from the octave) of the scale to a major triad or chord. Major 7 chords have a more romantic sound compared to Dominant 7 Chords.

Major 7 Chord Formula
1 + 3 + 5 + 7

Notes of the C Major Scale

C D E F G A B C
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

C Major 7 Chord = C + E + G + B