To play the F#maj7 chord, place the middle finger on the 3rd fret of the top g-string, little finger on the 5th fret of the C-string, index finger on the 2nd fret of the E-string, and ring finger on the 4th fret of the bottom A-string.
The F#maj7 chord (also known as a Gbmaj7 chord) contains the notes F#-A#-C#-E#.
To build an F#maj7 chord, take the major seventh chord formula (1-3-5-7) and apply it to the F# major scale (F#, G#, A#, B, C#, D#, E#).
Identify the first, third, fifth, and seventh scale degrees in the F# major scale, which are F#-A#-C#-E#, giving you an F#maj7 chord.
Note: In the F# major scale a sharp is added to E. On the piano, there are no black "sharp" keys, but music theory rules dictate that each scale degree be represented by a different letter, which is the reason we identify the seventh scale degree as E#. The enharmonic equivalent of E# is F (that is to say, E# = F).
With that said, some prefer to view the key of F# major as the key of Gb major, so to build a Gbmaj7 chord, take the major seventh chord formula (1-3-5-7) and apply it to the Gb major scale (Gb, Ab, Bb, Cb, Db, Eb, F).
Identify the first, third, fifth, and seventh scale degrees in the Gb major scale, which are Gb-Bb-Db-F, giving you a Gbmaj7 chord.
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