GM7 Piano Chord

GM7

G Major 7th (with 5th)

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

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

The 3rd

Finding B from G step by step:

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

The 5th

Finding D from G step by step:

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

The Maj 7th

Finding F# from G step by step:

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