Friday, 14 May 2010

E major7

Today's guitar chord of the day is a standard root position fingering of E major7. This chord is the sustained ringing chord used in the famous Red Hot Chilli Pepper's song Under the Bridge from the Blood Sugar Sex Magik album.
E major7 Guitar Chord
Emaj7 guitar chord

As mentioned in a previous post, major seventh chords can be written in a few different ways. E major 7, E maj7 and EΔ7 all mean the same thing. 

Major 7 can replace Major triads for chords I and IV in Major keys.

Major  chords use these degrees of the major scale: 1, 3, 5, 7

E Major 7 uses the notes: E, G#, B, D#
Our inversion uses the notes in this order: E, B, D#, G#

This major 7 inversion can be created by taking this dominant 7th chord (from the series 12 dominant 7th guitar chords every guitarist should know) and lowering the 7th one fret.

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