In this lesson you’ll learn how to play every variation of a chord of Amaj7 on piano, including its root position, first inversion and second inversion.
The notes required for an Amaj7 piano chord are as follows:
It can be a little tricky playing all four notes of an Amaj7 piano chord in your right hand. To make life easier, play the A with your left hand thumb. Then use your right hand to play a triad chord using the remaining notes of C#, E and G#.
Once you’re comfortable, try playing two octave A notes in your left hand. You can also play a E note in between them both to make the chord sound even more full and rich.
A First Inversion chord of Amaj7 uses the exact same notes as the Root Position, but played in a different order. Play two octave C# notes in your left hand. Your right hand can then make up the other notes - E, G# and A.