The D flat Major 7 chord (also written as Db Maj 7) contains the notes Db, F, Ab and C. It is produced by taking the root, 3rd, 5th and 7th of the Db Major scale. It is essentially a D flat Major chord, with the 7th note of the Major scale added.

The most common way to play the Db Major 7 chord is with the root note on the 4th fret of the 5th string (see the second shape below) and also with the root note on the 9th fret of the 6th string (see first shape below).

The Major 7 chord in general is considered a kind of default chord, as it contains no altered notes of the Major scale (1, 3, 5, 7). It can also be used as a starting point, when figuring out other chords that have the same root note. For example, the Db minor 7 chord can be produced by lowering the 3rd and 7th of the Db Major 7 chord.

10 Ways To Play The Db Major 7 Chord

If you’ve come to this page just to view some chord diagrams for Db Major 7, here they are.

D Flat Major 7 Chord 10 Shapes

Some Quick D Flat Major 7 Chord Theory

  • The Db Major 7 chord contains the notes Db, F, Ab and C.
  • The Db Major 7 chord is produced by taking the 1 (root), 3, 5 and 7 of the Db Major scale.
  • The D flat Major 7 chord (just like all Major 7 chords) contains the following intervals (starting from the root note): major 3rd, minor 3rd, major 3rd, semitone (which leads back to the root note).
  • The D flat Major 7 chord is the first chord in the key of D flat and the fourth chord in the key of A flat.
  • The Db Major 7 chord works well with the Bbm7 chord (relative minor).
  • The Db Major scale and Db Lydian mode can be used when soloing over the Db Major 7 chord.

Further Reading

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