Friday, 23 April 2010

12 Dominant 7th Guitar Chords - Number 7

Carrying on our series of 12 Dominant 7th Chords every guitarist should know, today we have a common inversion for 7th chords.
Dominant 7th Guitar Chord
G7 guitar chord

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

This chord has its root note on the A string and uses the notes of G7 in this order:
  • G (the root note)
  • D (the 5th)
  • F (the b7th)
  • B (the 3rd)
We'll have an in depth look at modifying all of 12 of our dominant 7th guitar chords in future posts, but it's worth noting for starters that all of these chords can be easily changed to other chord types, for example:
  • Lower the 3rd one fret to change to a minor7 chord
  • Raise the b7 one fret to change to a major 7 chord
  • Raise the root note one fret to make a 7b9 chord
There are lots more examples, keep practicing all of the inversions so far and tune back tomorrow for another in our series of Dominant 7th Guitar Chords every guitarist should know.