I absolutely LOVE major 7th chords!

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  1. Verne Bunsen

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    Tele was made for Jazz chords!

     
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    C'mon, bluesmen! Minor blues—"The Thrill is Gone"—the VI chord, a Maj7, is the little heart-stab of the song. Wouldn't be the same without it.

    (the VI-V7-I replaces the usual V-IV-I)
     
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    I often like to voice Maj7 chords with close harmony, to include the root and the 7th together. Great bit of dissonance in the "pretty chord" that adds an edge.


    Try these:

    AMaj7: 5-4-6-2-2-x

    (add the F# on the second fret to add the 6th note.)



    GMaj7: 3-2-4-0-0-x

    or add the 5th, a D: 3-2-4-0-3-x

    (again, add the open E to include the 6th of the chord.)



    Here's some other odd and useful Maj7 chords I use:

    CMaj7: 8-7-9-0-0-0

    EMa7: 0-4-4-2-0-0

    EMa7: 0-7-6-8-0-0


    There's a million of 'em! :) and sometimes one is just the right voicing for the music, it can make a difference.
     
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    I've allways loved brazilian music, so I've allways used them to some extent. They can definitely be used in rock music. I know Smashing Pumpkins used one in "1979" and I know alot of indie bands like My bloody valentine and the smiths probably used them.
     
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    Here ya go... major 7ths, minor 7ths, dominant 7ths, a key change and an instrumental version to boot! And more!!!!!

     
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    Major 7ths can rock too.




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