Major 7th Chords

What is a Major 7th Chord?

A Major 7th chord is a major triad containing only a root, its major third and its perfect fifth (I, III, V) with the addition of a major seventh (VII) as shown in the schematic above.

There can be multiple versions of each of these notes by fretting the same note on different strings. Sometimes the same note is repeated, other times the note is duplicated one octave higher. In each case, though, the character of the chord is preserved.
Open String Major 7th Chords

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