Seventh chords consist of a major triad (1st, 3rd, 5th) and a flattened seventh above the chord's root. When not otherwise specified a seventh chord usually means a dominant seventh chord. Additionally, a variety of sevenths may be added to different triads which will result in other types of seventh chords. This chord chart is for the dominant seventh chord only.
The seventh chord is one that is used extensively in jazz and some modern music.
Take your time and work on memorizing the chord shapes and fingerings in order to increase your knowledge. If you would like some additional information of how triads and seventh chords are constructed visit the
guitar chord theory page.
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