How to Play A Major 7Understanding what makes this one a Major 7 chord is definitely a bonus, but it is not essential for today’s lesson.
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How to build a Major 7 Chord from scratch
The logic is, whatever your root note is, you find a note that is half a step down and add it to the chord.
Since we are in the key of A, the note we are searching for is G#.
Playing the A Major 7 chord
Furthermore, use your first finger to mute the 5th and the 1st string.
As far as your picking hand goes, you can strum all the 6 strings, just make sure to mute the unwanted strings.
A Major 7 Guitar Chord practice tips:
- When reading the Amaj7 chord diagram, you should know that ‘’X’’ signifies a string you do not want to play.
- When placing your fingers to play Amaj7, make sure that you are behind the fret wire. Also, barre’s aside, make sure that you are pressing the strings with your fingertips.
- You can use what we have explained in the ‘’How to build a Major 7 Chord from scratch’’ section to create major 7 chords all across the 6th string.
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