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E maj7 Description

The Emaj7 chord is made up of the Root, Major Third, Perfect Fifth, and Major Seventh

Name variations for the Emaj7 chord:

  • E Major Seventh
  • E Major 7
  • Emaj7

The notes in the E Major Seventh chord are E, G#, B, and D#

Learn 8 positions for this chord

Position 1

Fingers Positions

  • Let the low E string play without pressing any fret
  • Let the B string play without pressing any fret
  • Let the high E string play without pressing any fret
  • Place your index finger (1) on the fret 1 of the D string
  • Place your middle finger (2) on the fret 1 of the G string
  • Place your ring finger (3) on the fret 2 of the A string

Position Characteristics

  • This position uses open strings

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Position 2

Fingers Positions

  • Let the low E string play without pressing any fret
  • Place your index finger (1) on the fret 4 of the G, B and high E strings at the same time
  • Place your ring finger (3) on the fret 6 of the D string
  • Place your pinky finger (4) on the fret 7 of the A string

Position Characteristics

  • This position requires barre
  • This position uses open strings

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Position 3

Fingers Positions

  • Let the low E string play without pressing any fret
  • Place your index finger (1) on the fret 7 of the A and high E strings at the same time
  • Place your middle finger (2) on the fret 8 of the G string
  • Place your ring finger (3) on the fret 9 of the D string
  • Place your pinky finger (4) on the fret 9 of the B string

Position Characteristics

  • This position requires barre
  • This position uses open strings

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Position 4

Fingers Positions

  • Mute the low E string
  • Mute the high E string
  • Place your index finger (1) on the fret 7 of the A string
  • Place your middle finger (2) on the fret 8 of the G string
  • Place your ring finger (3) on the fret 9 of the D string
  • Place your pinky finger (4) on the fret 9 of the B string

Position Characteristics

  • This position is movable

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Position 5

Fingers Positions

  • Let the low E string play without pressing any fret
  • Mute the A string
  • Let the B string play without pressing any fret
  • Let the high E string play without pressing any fret
  • Place your middle finger (2) on the fret 8 of the G string
  • Place your ring finger (3) on the fret 9 of the D string

Position Characteristics

  • This position uses open strings

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Position 6

Fingers Positions

  • Let the low E string play without pressing any fret
  • Let the B string play without pressing any fret
  • Let the high E string play without pressing any fret
  • Place your index finger (1) on the fret 6 of the A string
  • Place your ring finger (3) on the fret 9 of the D string
  • Place your pinky finger (4) on the fret 9 of the G string

Position Characteristics

  • This position uses open strings

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Position 7

Fingers Positions

  • Mute the low E string
  • Place your index finger (1) on the fret 2 of the A and D strings at the same time
  • Place your pinky finger (4) on the fret 4 of the G, B and high E strings at the same time

Position Characteristics

  • This position requires barre
  • This position is movable

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Position 8

Fingers Positions

  • Mute the low E string
  • Place your index finger (1) on the fret 7 of the A and high E strings at the same time
  • Place your middle finger (2) on the fret 8 of the G string
  • Place your ring finger (3) on the fret 9 of the D string
  • Place your pinky finger (4) on the fret 9 of the B string

Position Characteristics

  • This position requires barre
  • This position is movable

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