7th chords

The 7th Chord adds another tone to the major triad chord. As the name implies the added tone is 7 steps from the root (following the scale).  These chords are also called dominant chords and they are especially common in blues.

7 (dominant) chords


  • C7 chord diagram


  • D7 chord diagram


  • E7 chord diagram


  • F7 chord diagram


  • G7 chord diagram


  • A7 chord diagram


  • B7 chord diagram

More chords

None for the moment in this category


These chords should not be confused with the maj7 and m7 chords.

Barre chord shapes

The chord illustrated above is open chords (except the F7), but they could of course also be played as barre chords. The shapes for dominant 7th barre chords looks like this:

7th chords barre

The diagram to the left depicts an E-shape barre chord for dominant 7th and the diagram to the right depicts an A-shape barre chord (the lowest string should not be played) in the same chord group. They are moveable.

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