#1
Okay i'm trying to find different chord voicings for these chords, generally in a bare chord type shape so there moveable but if you have a really good non-moveable one post it anyway So basically i'm looking for peoples favourite voicings of these chords...

One I love for Maj7 is:

E 7
B 8
G 9
D 10
A
E

Which desecending is root, 3rd, 5th and 7th...
Quote by cakemonster91

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Go to your staff paper and re-write this song a half step down so on the paper it'll be like you have a "C" just move it down to a "B#"




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#2
I like that one too.
Another one similar to that is this:


Cmaj7
|-8-|
|-8-|
|-9-|
|-9-|
|---|
|---|


Here are some pretty standard ones

CMaj7
|---|
|-8-|
|-9-|
|-9-|
|---|
|-8-|

C-7
|---|
|-8-|
|-8-|
|-8-|
|---|
|-8-|

C7
|---|
|-8-|
|-9-|
|-8-|
|---|
|-8-|
#3
here are the ones I usually use

Fmaj7 1x221x
Cmaj7 x3545x
Cmaj7 x32000
Dmaj7 xx0222
Fmaj7 x8796x (or sometimes as an inversion, Fmaj7/C 8x796x)

Gm7 3x333x
Cm7 x3134x

C7 x323x3
C7 x35353
A7 5x768x
A7 57567x

Am7b5 5x554x
Dm7b5 x5656x
Gm7b5 xx5666
#4
Peanut.. my favourite maj7 is the drop 2 voicing of yours.


  CΔ   C7   C-7
|--------------|
|-12----8----4-|
|-9-----5----3-|
|-10----8----1-|
|-10----7----3-|
|--------------|
#5
Ooo I like some of them!

Another one which my guitar teacher told me used to be the normal way of playing 7th chords about 40 years ago:


E 6
B 5
G 5 
A 5
D
E

With the root on the G string making it C7.

EDIT: Great men think alike John
Quote by cakemonster91

*chuckle* A peanut. With a face.



Go to your staff paper and re-write this song a half step down so on the paper it'll be like you have a "C" just move it down to a "B#"




Know your theory, then play like you don't.

Last edited by Peanut1614 at Aug 6, 2007,
#7
Bigman that's a great one! Maj7's have one of the lushest sounds about them, especially C for some reason I think... Another Cmaj7 favourite:


E 12
B 12
G 12
D 10
A
E
Quote by cakemonster91

*chuckle* A peanut. With a face.



Go to your staff paper and re-write this song a half step down so on the paper it'll be like you have a "C" just move it down to a "B#"




Know your theory, then play like you don't.

#8

Here's the same kind of thing for C-7 and C7

|-3-|
|-1-|
|-3-|
|-1-|
|---|
|---|

|-3-|
|-1-|
|-3-|
|-2-|
|---|
|---|
#9
Some drop 2 voicings...


|---|
|---|
|-6-|
|-4-|
|-5-|
|-5-|

D7
|---|
|---|
|-5-|
|-4-|
|-5-|
|-5-|

D-7
|---|
|---|
|-5-|
|-3-|
|-5-|
|-5-|
Last edited by kirbyrocknroll at Aug 6, 2007,
#10
1,5,7,3 voicing with inversions: (starts with 1st inversion)


--3----7----8---12-----------------------------
--1----5----8---12------------------------------
--4----5----9---12------------------------------
--2----5----9---10-----------------------------
-------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------

The one with the root on top is ugly, but is there so you can connect them together.
these can be played with the lowest note on the 5th and 6th strings as well... though the shapes will differ slightly.


1,7,3,5 voicing with inversions:

----------------------------------------------------
---1-------5--------8-------12---------------------------
---4-------5--------9-------12----------------------------
---2-------5--------9-------10---------------------------
------------------------------------------------------
---3-------7--------8-------12----------------------------


in this set, the one with the root in the bass is ugly, but is worth learning to connect it all together.
- can be played from 5th string as well...slightly different shape.

raise the root on each and you have some nice Maj9th voicings
flat the b's for Maj7 b5/#11 voicings
Lower the 7 down to 6 and you have 6th chords
Last edited by GuitarMunky at Aug 6, 2007,
#11
my favorite way to come up with AMAZING chord voicings is to tune the guitar down to an open tuning (like D major) and since the open strings are al in the key, you can basicaly play anything and have it sound good
#12
Theres been some great ones these are really useful to me, keep them coming people
Quote by cakemonster91

*chuckle* A peanut. With a face.



Go to your staff paper and re-write this song a half step down so on the paper it'll be like you have a "C" just move it down to a "B#"




Know your theory, then play like you don't.