A Major Chord (Amaj) & A Major 7th (Amaj7) on Piano & Guitar

    A piano keyboard reference for the A Major chord, abbreviated as Amaj or AM.

    The A Major triad consists of the notes A, C♯ and E. The 2 inversions to the A Major triad are C♯ E A and E A C♯.

    The A Major 7th chord, abbreviated as Amaj7 or AM7, has the notes A, C♯, E and G♯. The 3 inversions to the A Major 7th chord are C♯ E G♯ A, E G♯ A C♯ and G♯ A C♯ E.

    The intervals of the A Major chord are the root (A) , major third (C♯) and perfect fifth (E). With the A Major 7th chord, there's an additional major seventh (G♯).

    🎸 You can also jump to guitar chord diagrams for the A Major and A Major7th chords in common positions on the guitar fretboard. You'll find both open chords and/or barre chords.

    The A Major chord is a diatonic chord in the following keys:


    A Major Chord on Piano

    A Major chord

    notes: A C♯ E

    • A
    • C
    • E

    A Major 1st inversion

    notes: C♯ E A

    • C
    • E
    • A

    A Major 2nd inversion

    notes: E A C♯

    • E
    • A

    A Major 7th chord

    notes: A C♯ E G♯

    • A
    • C
    • E
    • G

    A Major 7th 1st inversion

    notes: C♯ E G♯ A

    • C
    • E
    • G
    • A

    A Major 7th 2nd inversion

    notes: E G♯ A C♯

    • E
    • G
    • A
    • C

    A Major 7th 3rd inversion

    notes: G♯ A C♯ E

    • G
    • A
    • C
    • E

    🎸 A Major Chord Guitar Diagrams

    Below you'll find guitar chord diagrams for common chord positions of the A Major chord and the A Major 7th chord, along with finger positions or note names.

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    A Major 7th Guitar Chords

    1 Index finger
    2 Middle finger
    3 Ring finger
    4 Pinky

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    Piano Samples

    The piano samples used for this A Major chord reference are from “ Salamander Grand Piano V3 ” by Alexander Holm, licensed under CC BY 3.0.

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