Examples of use
The maj7 or Major 7th chord (sometimes written as △7 to avoid confusion with minor chords - eg. G△7) is usually found on either the I or the IV (1st of 4th) degrees of a major scale.
So in G major, this would be Gmaj7 or Cmaj7.
In slightly more jazzy circumstances, you might play a maj7 chord on a more chromatic note of the score, as in this example, in E major:
Major 7th chords are one of the Diatonic 7th chords
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