AM7 Piano Chord

AM7

A Major 7th (with 5th)

Root
A
3rd
C#
5th
E
Maj 7th
G#
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
A
C#
E
G#

The Notes in a A Major 7th (with 5th) Chord

The 3rd

Finding C# from A step by step:

  • Start on: A
  • Step 1: move up to Bb
  • Step 2: move up to B
  • Step 3: move up to C
  • Step 4: Land on C#
3rd
C#
Root
A
1
2
3
  • Bb is a minor second above A.
  • B is a major 2nd above A.
  • C is a minor third above A.
  • C# is a major third above A.

The 5th

Finding E from A step by step:

  • Start on: A
  • Step 1: move up to Bb
  • Step 2: move up to B
  • Step 3: move up to C
  • Step 4: move up to C#
  • Step 5: move up to D
  • Step 6: move up to Eb
  • Step 7: Land on E
5th
E
Root
A
1
2
3
4
5
6
  • Bb is a minor second above A.
  • B is a major 2nd above A.
  • C is a minor third above A.
  • C# is a major third above A.
  • D is a fourth above A.
  • Eb is a flat fifth above A.
  • E is a fifth above A.

The Maj 7th

Finding G# from A step by step:

  • Start on: A
  • Step 1: Land on G#
Maj 7th
G#
Root
A
  • G# is a minor second below A. The maj 7th is down a minor second? Confusing, right? The note G# is down 1 half-steps from A, but up 11 half-steps from A:
Maj 7th
G#
Root
A
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10