Bmaj7 Guitar Chord Lesson

The B Major 7 Guitar Chord (also known as B Major Seventh, BMaj7 or B Major 7th), like the other Major Seventh Chords, is a beautiful dreamy sounding guitar chord, but it is slightly more challenging to play than the other major seventh chords in their open positions. It may take a bit of extra practice to get your fingers used to this chord position.

The B Major 7th Chord is found by locating the 1, 3 , 5 and 7 positions B ,D#, F# and A#) of the B Major Scale: B C# D# E F# G# A#. The chord diagram chart below demonstrates how to play the BMaj7 Chord.

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

Guitar Chord Chart Key

Chord Playing Tips: Be sure that you are pressing down on the strings hard enough. You should play each string one at a time to make sure you have a nice clean sound. If any of the strings buzz or sound muted, then something is not right. As I said in the beginning of this post, this chord is a bit more challenging than the other Major Seventh Chords. It is going to feel a bit awkward at first, but hang in there and keep practicing!

B Major 7 Video Demo