Major 11 Chords (maj11) - Guitar Shapes and Theory
What Are Major 11 Chords?
Major 11 chords are major seventh chords with two supplementary notes, the ninth (9) and the eleventh (11) giving the formula : root (1), major third (3), fifth (5), seventh (7), ninth (9), eleventh (11). Major 11 chords are not played much in jazz because of their dissonance.
|C Major 11th chord||C||E||G||B||D||F|
Differences Between 11, m11, maj11, 7sus4 and sus 4
11 Chord construction can be source of confusion, here is a formula chart which may help you to distinguish them.
- Dominant 11 chords contain a major third (3) and a minor seventh (b7).
- Minor 11 chords contain a minor third (b3) and a minor seventh (b7).
- 7sus4 chords have no third (3) and no ninth (9).
- Sus4 chords no third (3), no ninth (9) and no seventh (7).
|Major 11th chord||1||3||5||7||9||11|
How to Play Major 11 Chords on Guitar?
It is technically impossible to play the six tones of a major 11 chord on guitar. That's why some tones are left out in the following diagrams.
In the first two shapes the ninth and the fifth are omitted giving us the voicing R - 7 - 3 - 11.
The last two shapes have no third and no fifth giving the voicing R - 7 - 9 - 11.
These four shapes are movable. You can play them anywhere on the guitar neck.
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Last edited: 07/26/2019