Saturday, 17 April 2010

12 Dominant 7th Guitar Chords - Number 1

Today we're starting a new mini series on 4 string dominant 7th chords. We'll cover 12 different inversion of these dominant 7th chords for guitar. These are great chords to learn, remember and use... why?
  • You'll be able to able to play any dominant 7th chord in any area of the neck. Chord changes sound better when they flow with good voice leading.
  • You can easily modify these chords to make minor 7th, major 7th, half diminished, altered, 9th chords and more
  • These chords are great for blues, funk, jazz and pop but can be used anywhere.
  • Learning and using these will improve your musicianship and make you a better guitarist.
Each of these chords is played on four adjacent strings. The first guitar chords in our series will be played on the top 4 strings. So here's our first inversion:
Dominant 7th Guitar Chord
G7 guitar chord

Here's the fingering for this guitar chord:
G7 guitar chord

This chord is a G7 and has its root note on the 3rd fret of the E string, but you can easily move it to other frets to transpose it.

Dominant 7th chords use the 1, 3, 5 and b7 notes of the major scale.
For a G7 chord, this is G, B, D and F.

Tune in tomorrow for the next in our series of 12 dominant 7th chords you should know.