[LAU] Difference F7 and Fmaj

Steve Fosdick lists at pelvoux.nildram.co.uk
Mon Aug 4 18:39:24 EDT 2008

On 04/08/08 21:47:06, rosea grammostola wrote:

> > F7 = 1,3,5,b7 (F A C Eb)
> > Fmaj7 = 1,3,5,7 (F A C E)
> >
> > And how do you play it on piano?  For example F6? F A C Des, how
> > and where do you play the 6 on the keys?

The numbers refer not to the actual note played but to it's place in 
the scale.  What the person replying was saying was that 7 chord is 
played by using the 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th elements of the scale with 
the 7th one flattenned a semitone.  The maj7 chord is the same but the 
7th note is not flattenned.

Now you asked specifically about F7 and Fmaj7 so in this case the scale 
to which those numbers refer is the one that starts on 'F' so the notes 
you would actually play would be F A C Eb for F7 and F A C E for Fmaj7. 
Using the numbers you could work out what E7 or Emaj7 would be or 
indeed for any root note.


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