The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #22022   Message #236929
Posted By: Rick Fielding
01-Jun-00 - 01:50 PM
Thread Name: I Love Major Seventh Chords!
Subject: RE: I Love Major Seventh Chords!
Just a quick note for anyone who may NOT know exactly what we're talkin about here.

Play a C chord. Now add the Bb note on the 3rd string. Sounds bluesy right. It's a C chord with a b7. We call it "C7"

Play the C chord again, and remove your index finger from the 2nd string. Play it. Sounds mellow...jazzy..laid back.

That's a C chord with a Major 7th. Noted in books as "Cmaj7".

I appologize if this is too obvious, but I know sometimes folks get them confused.

Good thread Mbo

Rick