Watch the The Major 7th Chord online guitar lesson by Frank Vignola from 1-2-3 Jazz Guitar
In this segment I show you how to play a G Major 7th chord. Start by placing your index finger on the 3rd fret of the 6th string, your 2nd finger on the 3rd fret of the 2nd string, your 3rd finger goes on the 4th fret of the 4th string and your pinky goes under your 3rd finger at the 4th fret of the 3rd string. Be sure your thumb is behind the neck of the guitar. Notice that the strings that are not fretted are naturally dampened. This chord and the next 2 I will show you are movable, which means you can use the same shape to play it all over the fingerboard. The name of the chord is taken from the note that you are playing with your first finger on the 6th string. In this case, the 3rd fret of the 6th string is G, hence the G Major7th chord.