Continuing on from the last post, here are three Major 7 and Major 6 type chords with the root note on the 6th string, or low E string on the guitar.  Major 7 chords do have a distinctive “jazzy” sound, so they will make you sound cool instantly.  Be sure to notice that you must mute the 5th string with the tip of your first finger and the 1st string with either a finger or part of your hand .  The Major 6 chord requires that you bar the notes on the 4th and 5th strings with your 3rd finger.  And the only difference between the Major 6 and Major 6/9 chords is that you add the 9th with your pinky (4th finger) on the 1st string.  I have also shown an alternate version of the Major 6/9 chord that was taught to me by my friend Michael Powers, which is much easier in my opinion to finger.  You will note that I have intentionally not included which fingers to use in the chord diagrams so that you can figure out what works best for you since everyone has different sized hands and fingers and abilities.


Major7_6thString            Major6_6thString        Major6-9_6thString