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Major Seventh Intervals

A major seventh interval is the distance from any note to a note eleven half-steps away either ascending or descending. It is a dissonant interval.

Playing major sevenths on the guitar requires using the pick to strike the low note and the second finger to strike the high note. Strike the low note with a downward motion and strike the high note with an upward motion, as if you are trying to pinch the strings.

Be sure your guitar is in tune before playing the following examples.

A Major Seventh Interval on the Guitar

A major seventh above A is G#.

Guitar tablature of A major seventh intervals

Bb (A#) Major Seventh Interval on the Guitar

A major seventh above Bb is A.

A major seventh above A# is Gx (G double sharp). Notice that Gx is actually an A note. However, an A above A# is a a type of octave. Therefore, to indicate this is a major seventh a Gx is used.

Guitar tablature of A#/Bb major seventh intervals

B Major Seventh Interval on the Guitar

A major seventh above B is A#.

Note: Cb is a B. A major seventh above Cb is Bb.

Guitar tablature of B major seventh intervals

C Major Seventh Interval on the Guitar

A major seventh above C is B.

Note: B# is a C. A major seventh above B# is Ax (A double sharp).

Guitar tablature of C major seventh intervals

Db (C#) Major Seventh Interval on the Guitar

A major seventh above Db is C.

A major seventh above C# is B#. Notice that B# is actually a C note. However, a C above C# is a type of octave. Therefore, to indicate this is a major seventh a B# is used.

Guitar tablature of C#/Db major seventh intervals

D Major Seventh Interval on the Guitar

A major seventh above D is C#.

Guitar tablature of D major seventh intervals

Eb (D#) Major Seventh Interval on the Guitar

A major seventh above Eb is D.

A major seventh above D# is Cx (C double sharp). Notice that Cx is actually a D note. However, a D above D# is a type of octave. Therefore, to indicate this is a major seventh a Cx is used.

Guitar tablature of D#/Eb major seventh intervals

E Major Seventh Interval on the Guitar

A major seventh above E is D#.

Note: Fb is an E. A major seventh above Fb is Eb.

Guitar tablature of E major seventh intervals

F Major Seventh Interval on the Guitar

A major seventh above F is E.

Note: E# is an F. A major seventh above E# is Dx (D double sharp).

Guitar tablature of F major seventh intervals

F# (Gb) Major Seventh Interval on the Guitar

A major seventh above F# is E#. Notice that E# is actually an F note. However, an F above Gb is a minor seventh. Therefore, to indicate this is a major seventh a B# is used.

A major seventh above Gb is F.

Guitar tablature of F#/Gb major seventh intervals

G Major Seventh Interval on the Guitar

A major seventh above G is F#.

Guitar tablature of G major seventh intervals

Ab (G#) Major Seventh Interval on the Guitar

A major seventh above Ab is G.

A major seventh above G# is Fx (F double sharp). Notice that Fx is actually a G note. However, a G above G# is a type of octave. Therefore, to indicate this is a major seventh an Fx is used.

Guitar tablature of G#/Ab major seventh intervals

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