The Fmaj7 Chord in the Open Position – Shape 1

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This chord provides a jazzy sound.

Also, when the regular F chord-shape in the first position proves too difficult for early beginners to get a clear sound with, this grip is a good and easy alternative for many pop tunes.

Also check out this Fmaj7 Arpeggio overview.

Fmaj7 Arpeggio - Standard Tuning Guitar - Notes

May sometimes -carefully- be used as an alternative for:

F 1