Major Seventh Chords – How to Play Piano Chords

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So you want to learn piano chords? There are several pages on this site with information on all types of piano chords. Learn how to play major, minor, augmented, diminished, dominant seventh, major seventh and sixth chords. Or learn how to form more advanced chords including various types of ninth, eleventh and thirteenth chords. You can learn to play piano chords at our main piano chords section. Or learn to play piano chords with a piano chords chart.

In this piano lesson we shall learn how to build major seventh piano chords. I have created a major 7th piano chord chart just for you. You can view the actual notes used to form this chord in all twelve keys. 

To build a major 7th chord on piano, you combine the root, third, fifth and major 7th of the major scale. A total of four notes. This chord is really a major chord with an added maj. 7th note. Pretty straightforward. How is it written? The symbols used for this type of chord are M7 or maj 7. For instance C major seventh could be written CM7 or Cmaj7.

Major Seventh Piano Chords Chart

C major seventh – C E G B
C# major seventh – C# E#(F) G# B#(C)
D major seventh – D F# A C#
Eb major seventh – Eb G Bb D
E major seventh – E G# B D#
F major seventh – F A C E
F# major seventh – F# A# C# E#(F)
G major seventh – G B D F#
Ab major seventh – Ab C Eb G
A major seventh – A C# E G#
Bb major seventh – Bb D F A
B major seventh – B D# F# A#

Learn to play piano chords (major seventh) with the piano chords chart to play major 7 chords on piano

This is just one of many kinds of piano chords discussed on this site. You can learn how to play piano chords at the main piano chords section. From there you will be able to navigate to other pages.

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