Minor-Major Seventh (minMaj7) Guitar Chord Diagrams and Theory
What are minor major seventh chords ?
Minor major seventh guitar chords are built by adding a major seventh (7) to a minor triad (1-b3-5) thus giving this formula : root (1), minor third (b3), fifth (5) and major seventh (7). You can think them as minor 7th chords with a major seventh in place of the minor seventh (b7). Minor/major 7 chords are dissonant and unstable, they occur naturally when you harmonized the first degree of the harmonic minor scale and the melodic minor scale.
|Minor major 7 chord||1||b3||5||7|
|Minor 7 chord||1||b3||5||b7|
As it is shown in the charts below, by taking the first (1), the minor third (b3), the fifth (5) and the seventh of the C Harmonic (or melodic) minor scale you get a CminM7 chord.
|C Harmonic minor scale||C||D||Eb||F||G||Ab||B|
|C melodic minor scale||C||D||Eb||F||G||A||B|
Drop 2 minor seventh chord voicings
Here are twelve diagrams to play minor Major seventh chord on the guitar respecting the drop 2 voicing chart below.
|1st inversion (minor third in the bass)||b3||7||R||5|
|2nd inversion (fifth in the bass)||5||R||b3||7|
|3rd inversion (minor seventh in the bass)||7||b3||5||R|
Drop 2 Minor major 7 chords | Root position and inversions | Bass on E string
Drop 2 Minor major 7 chords | Root position and inversions | Bass on A string
Drop 2 Minor major 7 chords | Root position and inversions | Bass on D string
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Last edited: 12/24/2018