Guitar Lesson

7 chords

Difficulty: intermediate

By: Nate Dean

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Let's take a look at some 7 chord shapes. Each of the examples below will have the same root note of D for comparison purposes.

For reference, here's the construction of each of the 7 chords in this lesson:

7 - 1 3 5 b7

maj7 - 1 3 5 7

min7 - 1 b3 5 b7

min7b5 - 1 b3 b5 b7

m(maj7) - 1 b3 5 7

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Common 7 barre shape

Check out this great lesson by Paul Davids for some more context on 7th chords.