The G flat Major 7 chord (also written as Gb Maj 7) contains the notes Gb, Bb, Db and F. It is produced by taking the root, 3rd, 5th and 7th of the Gb Major scale. It is essentially a G flat Major chord, with the 7th note of the Major scale added.
Gb Major 7 is most commonly played with the root note on the 2nd fret of the 6th string (second 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 Gb minor 7 chord can be produced by lowering the 3rd and 7th of the Gb Major 7 chord.
10 Ways To Play The Gb Major 7 Chord
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Some Quick G Flat Major 7 Chord Theory
- The Gb Major 7 chord contains the notes Gb, Bb, Db and F.
- The Gb Major 7 chord is produced by taking the 1 (root), 3, 5 and 7 of the Gb Major scale.
- The G 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 G flat Major 7 chord is the first chord in the key of G flat and the fourth chord in the key of D flat.
- The Gb Major 7 chord works well with the Ebm7 chord (relative minor).
- The Gb Major scale and Gb Lydian mode can be used when soloing over the Gb Major 7 chord.