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|A Major 7 chord intervals and notes|
|Intervals||1 - 3 - 5 - 7|
|Notes in A maj7||A - C# (Db) - E - G# (Ab)|
The maj7 is a major chord, not to be confused with the m7, which is a minor chord. The major refers to the 7th as such and not to the basic chord, which is 11 half steps up from the root. You can also think about the maj7 as to think of a major 7th as an octave minus a half step (1 semitone).
Here are 6 voicings of the Amaj7 guitar chord, with a chord chart to each voicings' fingering.
Stretch your fingers before you start practicing, locked up fingers will not function the same as warmed up fingers.
When playing barre chords, make sure you move your wrist forward further than you would with open chords, this allows for more added pressure to your first finger.