[LAU] Difference F7 and Fmaj

rosea grammostola rosea.grammostola at gmail.com
Tue Aug 5 04:17:00 EDT 2008

On Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 12:39 AM, Steve Fosdick
<lists at pelvoux.nildram.co.uk>wrote:

> 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.
> But there is no Fmaj6? If I got you right F6 is F A C and bD (flanttened a
semitone)... but that seems not the case for F6, keychor.com says F6 = F A C
D!... how come??
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