AbM7 Piano Chord

AbM7

Ab Major 7th (with 5th)

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

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

The 3rd

Finding C from Ab step by step:

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

The 5th

Finding Eb from Ab step by step:

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

The Maj 7th

Finding G from Ab step by step:

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