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Information about the maj7 chord

Name

The maj7 chord is also known as major seventh

Quality

The maj7's quality is Major

Aliases

  • maj7
  • Δ
  • ma7
  • M7
  • Maj7
  • ^7

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Intervals

Which intervals are in the maj7 chord?

Use the following intervals in any order to construct this chord. Start on a specific note on which you want to construct this chord from (for instance the note "C") and calculate each interval on top of it. Afterwards, you will be able to play it on your instrument.

perfect prime
also known as P1
major third
also known as M3
perfect fifth
also known as P5
major seventh
also known as M7

Scales

Which scales can you play on the maj7 chord?

Cheatsheet

Play the maj7 chord in any key!

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