Major7 chords have a bright sound as they are based on a major triad.

The 7th note is a half step from the root up the octave giving this chord a rich sound.

Below you’ll find typical mid-range shapes that I like to use as well as higher shapes that sound great.

Again, the red number symbolizes the root of the chord. In this case, only one chord doesn’t contain the root. Gmaj7

E |----------------------------------------|
B |--3----------7---------—-8-------12-----|
G |--4----------7----------11-------11-----|
D |--4----------9-----------9-------12-----|
A |------------10----------10-------10-----|
E |--3-------------------------------------|


E |--2----------3----------7----------10----------14---|
B |--3----------3---------—7----------12----------12---|
G |--4----------4----------7----------11----------12---|
D |--5----------4----------5----------12----------12---|
A |----------------------------------------------------|
E |----------------------------------------------------|

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