# [LAU] Difference F7 and Fmaj

david gnome at hawaii.rr.com
Wed Aug 6 02:45:40 EDT 2008

```Dave Phillips wrote:
> rosea grammostola wrote:
>>
>> On Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 12:39 AM, Steve Fosdick
>> <lists at pelvoux.nildram.co.uk <mailto:lists at pelvoux.nildram.co.uk>> wrote:
>>
>>
>>     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 <http://keychor.com> says F6 = F A C D!... how come??
> Fmaj7 is the diatonic I7 chord in the key of F (F A C E).
>
> F7 is the diatonic V7 chord in the key of Bb (F A C Eb).
>
> F6 (F A C D) is an added-note chord, it's the I chord in the key of F,
> and it can be used as a direct substitution for Fmaj7. Note that it is
> also an inversion of the Dm7 chord, the diatonic 7th chord on the 6th
> degree of the F major scale.

Yup. The only difference between a C2 chord and a C9 chord is the
interval between the C and the D ... which is what makes it sound
different! And an E2 chord can also be a B4 chord ...

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