Gmaj7 Guitar Chord Lesson

The G Major 7 Guitar Chord (also known as G Major Seventh, GMaj7 or G Major 7th), like the other Major Seventh Chords, is a beautiful dreamy sounding chord, but is a bit more challenging to play when compared to the other Major 7 chords. It is going to take a bit of practice to get your fingers used to this chord position.

The G Major 7th Chord is found by locating the 1, 3 , 5 and 7 positions (G, B, D and F#) of the G Major Scale: G A B C D E F# G. The chord diagram chart below demonstrates how to play the GMaj7 Chord.

Notes of the GMaj7 Guitar Chord: G B D F#

As with most guitar chords, there are several different ways to play this chord.  I have included a popular way to play this chord in the guitar chord chart below.

Here is a key that will help you read the chart:

Guitar Chord Chart Key

G Maj7 Guitar Chord

G Major 7th Guitar Chord Video

The video below will further demonstrate how to play the GMaj7 Chord.

For those of you who are having a difficult time with the fingering of this chord using the chart above, there is an easier way to play this chord.  The video below from Next Level Guitar will show you how. If you have not already heard about Next Level Guitar, than I highly recommend you visit the above link as soon as possible. There are a handful of excellent online membership sites for guitarists, but this is by far the best in my opinion. The content and teaching style at Next Level Guitar is of the highest quality and definitely worth your time. Check out my personal review here for more information.


Comments

2 Comments on "Gmaj7 Guitar Chord Lesson"

  1. Makayal on Mon, 15th Feb 2010 11:01 pm 

    I think that this will really help me
    Because this is my first time every playing

  2. iNapper on Mon, 2nd Apr 2012 6:57 am 

    I found the easiest way to play the G major 7 chord is like this: of the entire chord 3,2,0,0,0,2…. 3rd finger on 3, 2nd finger on 2, open D,G,B, and 1st finger on the high 2 at the F#
    It will look and feel like an elongated C chord on your hand/fingers.

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