How to construct and play the maj7#5 chord

Name

The maj7#5 is also named augmented seventh

Alternative name

Use maj7+5 instead of maj7#5

Use +maj7 instead of maj7#5

Use ^7#5 instead of maj7#5

Quality

A maj7#5 is a Augmented chord

Intervals

How to construct a maj7#5 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 unison

Has 0 semitones and spans 1 naturals.

Major third

Has 4 semitones and spans 3 naturals.

Augmented fifth

Has 8 semitones and spans 5 naturals.

Major seventh

Has 11 semitones and spans 7 naturals.

Scales

Cheatsheet

Play the maj7#5 chord in any key

You can play a Caugmented seventh with the following notes.

C   E   G#   B  

Sheet music of C augmented seventh in three octaves.

The notes of the Cmaj7#5 chord written down in sheet music.
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Cmaj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Cmaj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Cmaj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Cmaj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Cmaj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for C augmented seventh.

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You can play a C#augmented seventh with the following notes.

C#   E#   G##   B#  

Sheet music of C# augmented seventh in three octaves.

The notes of the C#maj7#5 chord written down in sheet music.
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C#maj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
C#maj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
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C#maj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for C# augmented seventh.

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You can play a Dbaugmented seventh with the following notes.

Db   F   A   C  

Sheet music of Db augmented seventh in three octaves.

The notes of the Dbmaj7#5 chord written down in sheet music.
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Dbmaj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Dbmaj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for Db augmented seventh.

Dbmaj7#5 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Daugmented seventh with the following notes.

D   F#   A#   C#  

Sheet music of D augmented seventh in three octaves.

The notes of the Dmaj7#5 chord written down in sheet music.
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Dmaj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Dmaj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
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Dmaj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Dmaj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for D augmented seventh.

Dmaj7#5 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a D#augmented seventh with the following notes.

D#   F##   A##   C##  

Sheet music of D# augmented seventh in three octaves.

The notes of the D#maj7#5 chord written down in sheet music.
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D#maj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
D#maj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
D#maj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
D#maj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
D#maj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for D# augmented seventh.

D#maj7#5 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Ebaugmented seventh with the following notes.

Eb   G   B   D  

Sheet music of Eb augmented seventh in three octaves.

The notes of the Ebmaj7#5 chord written down in sheet music.
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Ebmaj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Ebmaj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Ebmaj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Ebmaj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Ebmaj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for Eb augmented seventh.

Ebmaj7#5 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Eaugmented seventh with the following notes.

E   G#   B#   D#  

Sheet music of E augmented seventh in three octaves.

The notes of the Emaj7#5 chord written down in sheet music.
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Emaj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Emaj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Emaj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Emaj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Emaj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for E augmented seventh.

Emaj7#5 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Faugmented seventh with the following notes.

F   A   C#   E  

Sheet music of F augmented seventh in three octaves.

The notes of the Fmaj7#5 chord written down in sheet music.
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Fmaj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Fmaj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for F augmented seventh.

Fmaj7#5 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a F#augmented seventh with the following notes.

F#   A#   C##   E#  

Sheet music of F# augmented seventh in three octaves.

The notes of the F#maj7#5 chord written down in sheet music.
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F#maj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F#maj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F#maj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F#maj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F#maj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for F# augmented seventh.

F#maj7#5 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Gbaugmented seventh with the following notes.

Gb   Bb   D   F  

Sheet music of Gb augmented seventh in three octaves.

The notes of the Gbmaj7#5 chord written down in sheet music.
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Gbmaj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Gbmaj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Gbmaj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Gbmaj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Gbmaj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for Gb augmented seventh.

Gbmaj7#5 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Gaugmented seventh with the following notes.

G   B   D#   F#  

Sheet music of G augmented seventh in three octaves.

The notes of the Gmaj7#5 chord written down in sheet music.
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Gmaj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Gmaj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Gmaj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Gmaj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Gmaj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for G augmented seventh.

Gmaj7#5 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a G#augmented seventh with the following notes.

G#   B#   D##   F##  

Sheet music of G# augmented seventh in three octaves.

The notes of the G#maj7#5 chord written down in sheet music.
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G#maj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G#maj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G#maj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G#maj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G#maj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for G# augmented seventh.

G#maj7#5 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Abaugmented seventh with the following notes.

Ab   C   E   G  

Sheet music of Ab augmented seventh in three octaves.

The notes of the Abmaj7#5 chord written down in sheet music.
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Abmaj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Abmaj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for Ab augmented seventh.

Abmaj7#5 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Aaugmented seventh with the following notes.

A   C#   E#   G#  

Sheet music of A augmented seventh in three octaves.

The notes of the Amaj7#5 chord written down in sheet music.
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Amaj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Amaj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Amaj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for A augmented seventh.

Amaj7#5 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a A#augmented seventh with the following notes.

A#   C##   E##   G##  

Sheet music of A# augmented seventh in three octaves.

The notes of the A#maj7#5 chord written down in sheet music.
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A#maj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A#maj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
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A#maj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A#maj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for A# augmented seventh.

A#maj7#5 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Bbaugmented seventh with the following notes.

Bb   D   F#   A  

Sheet music of Bb augmented seventh in three octaves.

The notes of the Bbmaj7#5 chord written down in sheet music.
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Bbmaj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Bbmaj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for Bb augmented seventh.

Bbmaj7#5 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Baugmented seventh with the following notes.

B   D#   F##   A#  

Sheet music of B augmented seventh in three octaves.

The notes of the Bmaj7#5 chord written down in sheet music.
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Bmaj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
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Bmaj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Bmaj7#5 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for B augmented seventh.

Bmaj7#5 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app