Want to learn how to play a fun and funky 7th chord? You need the MEGA 7th. This chord is based on a C7 which is a pretty cool chord. Let’s look at how to build a C7 first, and then we will make the necessary modifications to make it MEGA.
To play a C7 we use the notes C-E-G which are a normal C triad and then add a flat 7 on the top which is Bb. So our chord ends up being C-E-G-Bb. Sounds good BUT, we can make it MEGA with some simple modifications.
Begin by playing the root note which is C in your left hand. We will continue the chord in our right hand by playing the 3rd which is E. So far we have C in our left and E in our right. This creates a major 3rd. Now, let’s add in the flat 7 in our right hand. This gives us C (left) E and Bb. Sounding pretty great now but we aren’t quite finished. The wild card here is a sharped 9th! To find this, count up 9 from your root note and sharpen it! This gives us a D#.
The Mega 7th:
Left Hand: C
Right Hand: E-Bb-D#
There you have it. The perfect chord for all your funky jams.