Major 7th Chords
More major 7th voicings! This time on string groups 2-3-4-5, but as with the first article, presented in C major 7th for all (C-E-G-B).
The first example is the chord shape most guitarists use for a major 7th. It’s a very useful shape, and easy to locate, since the way it is put together is based around the power chord. The second shape is probably one of the more awkward, but cooler sounding voicings, containing a minor 2nd inside the chord. Minor seconds can be tough on guitar, but try to reach for it.
The next example is a C major 7th with a G in the bass. In some lead charts you’ll see this chord, or others, written as C Maj7/G. Other times it’s not as exact. The second example puts B in the bass.
There are lots of ways to play chords. Try to experiment and find your own voicing that speaks to you. You may discover something no one else has!