Beginner’s theory: Emaj7 – Em7 – A what key am I in?



Asked by: Dan Dickerhoof

What key is Emaj7?





Chords in the key of E major

I ii vi
Emaj F#min C#min
Emaj7 F#min7 C#min7


What notes are in a Emaj7?

The E major seventh chord is a 4-note chord consisting of the notes E, G#, B and D#. You can see these notes highlighted in the interactive piano chart below. The chord itself is often abbreviated as Emaj7.

What are the 7 chords in the key of A?

In the Key of A Major, the A chord is also an A Major (with the notes A-C♯-E, where “A” is the root, “C♯” is the 3rd, and “E” is the 5th). Seventh chords (7th), ninth chords (9th), eleventh chords (11th), and thirteenth chords (13th) are counted by repeating the notes in the next octave.

How do you play Emaj7 on guitar?






So that would be your fourth finger on the fifth string second fret. Your second finger on the fourth string first fret and your third finger on. The third string first fret.

How do you know what key you’re in?

To find the key from a chord progression, do the following:

  1. Write down all of the chords.
  2. Write down the scales associated with each chord. (ie: If you have E minor, write down the E minor scale. …
  3. Look at each scale and see if the chords’ root notes are within that scale. If they are, that is the key you are in.


What key is my song?

The easiest way to figure out the key of a song is by using its key signature. The number of sharps/flats in the key signature tell you the key of the song. A key signature with no sharps or flats is the key of C (or A minor).

What does Em7 mean on piano?

This complex-sounding chord is surprisingly approachable for beginners. By Kristin Bigness. E minor 7 (Em7) is a beautiful chord composed of the notes E, G, B, and D. The combination of the minor key (G is the flat 3rd of the major scale) and the 7th interval (D) give it a rich, interesting sound.



How do you play Emaj7 on piano?

Now if you go up a fourth you have the a major seven. And it's just kind of nice to go back and forth between these two cords gives a nice sound. And if you play like the notes from an E major scale.

How do you play C 7 on piano?

Ok 1 2 3 4 5 go up 5 steps it is. Because it's like it's the five fifth degree of the scale so we call it like a five seven chord. And that's our dominant seven so we're always resolves.

Is C7 the same as C dominant 7?

The main notable difference between C7, Cmaj7 and Cmin7 is the quality of the chords. C7 is a dominant 7th, which is built using a major chord, adding a flat 7 (or minor 7). Cmaj7 is a major chord with a major 7. Cmin7 is a minor chord with a minor 7.



What does C7 look like?

The C7 chord is very similar to a regular C major chord in terms of notes. It has the same three notes as a C major chord—C, E, and G—but the C7 chord has one extra note—a B♭. The resulting sound is quite different from a regular C major chord.

What is G7 chord?

The G7 chord is comprised of the same three chords that make up the G major chord (G, B, and D), plus the addition of a seventh interval – the F note. When strumming a G7, listen for these four notes that are blended together to form the full chord: G, B, D and F.

Is G7 a key?

It is essentially an G chord, with an added flat 7. G7 is a very common chord in all of music, because it is found in the key of C, which is in many ways the default key in much of music theory.

Why is G7 chord so hard?

You need to make your fingers come down onto the strings at a 90 degree angle, or as close to it as you can get. No finger should touch an adjacent string. Your 3 finger apparently is touching the fifth string. This is happening because it’s harder to maintain a 90 degree angle with 3 when playing a G7th chord.