7 Chords vs Major 7 Chords

Ok I’m going to give you a quick video on the difference between A7 and A major 7.  Very commonly mixed up and kind of an easy fix.  So here it is. 

The key of A is A B C# D E F# G#.  1 2 3 4 5 6 7. 

An A major 7 is simply that major scale, 1 3 5 7 which is the notes of A C# E and G# and it sounds like this.  *Plays A Major 7 Chord*  Major 7s are jazzy.  Now if I flat that last one and I go A C# E G, so I flat my 7 to a G, it becomes this *plays A (dom) 7* which is an A7, also known as an A dominant 7, right?  And that’s very common in the blues.  And that’s it.  That’s the difference between an A7 also known as an A dominant 7 and an A major 7.

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