The F sharp Major 7 chord (also written as F# Maj 7) contains the notes F#, A#, C# and E#. It is produced by taking the root, 3rd, 5th and 7th of the F# Major scale. It is essentially an F# Major chord, with the 7th note of the Major scale added.
F# Major 7 is most commonly played with the root note on the 2nd fret of the 6th string.
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 F# minor 7 chord can be produced by lowering the 3rd and 7th of the F# Major 7 chord.
10 Ways To Play The F# Major 7 Chord
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Some Quick F Sharp Major 7 Chord Theory
- The F# Major 7 chord contains the notes F#, A#, C# and E#.
- The F# Major 7 chord is produced by taking the 1 (root), 3, 5 and 7 of the F# Major scale.
- The F sharp 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 F sharp Major 7 chord is the first chord in the key of F sharp and the fourth chord in the key of C sharp.
- The F# Major 7 chord works well with the D#m7 chord
- The F# Major scale and F# Lydian mode can be used when soloing over the F# Major 7 chord.