#1
:P i dunno what that shape is called.. open E.. that barre.

how do you hold the maj7 chord? (so, not in E/open.. the barre)


thanks
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#2
Not to be an ass, but i'm not going to give you the easy way out. Learn chord construction and theory and you can make any chord you would like.
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#3
Well...there are two common ones:
E|--1---
B|--3--1
G|--2--2
D|--3--2
A|--1---
E|-----1
edit: ^ ^ Sorry, I ruined your valiant attempt to get him to learn something.

double edit: ROARRRRR LEARN CHORD CONSTRUCTION AND STUFF

three musketeers edit: those aren't E major anythings, i'm just showing you the shapes
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#4
I third these two's opinion. Chord construction is one of the most valuable things you can possibly know in life.

The only things that come to mind that are better to know is how to sleep, eat, and drink.

Yes, i realize sex/fapping was not on that list.
#5
i`ll give you a hint,buliding a maj7 chord means taking a major triad + adding natural 7th.
#6
So you drop one of the roots down a semitone to find a major seventh. We don't want an inverted Maj7th so we will leave the bass note as it is.
This gives us two options basically...

Maj7th
|-1-|---|---|
|-1-|---|---|
|---|-2-|---|
|---|-3-|---|
|---|---|-4-|
|-1-|---|---|

or with the middle and ring the other way around.

on the top four strings

Maj7th
|-1-|---|---|---|
|---|-2-|---|---|
|---|---|-3-|---|
|---|---|---|-4-|
|---|---|---|---| - not played
|---|---|---|---| - not played

or some combination of the two

|-1-|---|---|---|
|---|---|-x-|---|
|---|---|-3-|---|
|---|---|---|-4-|
|---|-x-|---|---| 
|---|-2-|---|---|

|-1-|---|---|---|
|---|---|-x-|---|
|---|---|-4-|---|
|---|---|-3-|--|
|---|-x-|---|---| 
|---|-2-|---|---|
etc
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#7
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Not to be an ass, but i'm not going to give you the easy way out. Learn chord construction and theory and you can make any chord you would like.



i really meant literal fingerings.. i know the theory... im talking fingers.
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#8
Maj7th
|-R-|---|---|
|-5-|---|---|
|---|-3-|---|
|---|-7-|---|
|---|---|-5-|
|-R-|---|---|
I play as:
Maj7th
|-1-|---|---|
|-1-|---|---|
|---|-2-|---|
|---|-3-|---|
|---|-X-|---|
|-1-|---|---|
I just mute the A string instead of playing that 5th
#9
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Maj7th
|-R-|---|---|
|-5-|---|---|
|---|-3-|---|
|---|-7-|---|
|---|---|-5-|
|-R-|---|---|
I play as:
Maj7th
|-1-|---|---|
|-1-|---|---|
|---|-2-|---|
|---|-3-|---|
|---|-X-|---|
|-1-|---|---|
I just mute the A string instead of playing that 5th



thank you!! thats what i was talking about...

thats what ive been trying.. i guess i just need more work on holding it...

thanks guys! (i appreciate trying to teach me ..but im already a music school drop out.)
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#10
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thats what ive been trying.. i guess i just need more work on holding it...
Its not the most comfortable chord in the world, cos your hand is all squished up. I have pretty small hands and it makes even my hand feels all squished up. It is just practice though.
#11
I usually play it with my thumb on the low E string. Seems more cormfortable to me.
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#12
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Maj7th
|-R-|---|---|
|-5-|---|---|
|---|-3-|---|
|---|-7-|---|
|---|---|-5-|
|-R-|---|---|
I play as:
Maj7th
|-1-|---|---|
|-1-|---|---|
|---|-2-|---|
|---|-3-|---|
|---|-X-|---|
|-1-|---|---|
I just mute the A string instead of playing that 5th
I don't usually play the high root in that voicing either...creates a b9 between it and the 7.
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#13
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I don't usually play the high root in that voicing either...creates a b9 between it and the 7.


i agree but its just a matter of opinion!

Edit: Also my fingering is:
1 on the low E string
3 on the D string
4 on the G string
2 on the B string

to me it makes more since.. like a minor barre with with the root on the A string instead the root is on the E string and your other fingers move down a fret!
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