CHORDS THEORY - Lesson 13 - Minor 7th chords

Andrei Moraru

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So...ah, I give up...what are minor seventh chords?
  1. Topics of discussion
  2. Minor 7th chords explained
1. Topics of discussion

In this tutorial, we will be discussing minor 7th chords and how one can play them on the guitar. So, let's have some fun.

2. Minor 7th chords explained

Minor seventh chords are formed by adding a flatted seventh note of the major scale formed on the root note of the chord on top of a minor triad. As a result, the formula based on major scale notes for minor seventh chords is the following one:

1 ♭3 5 ♭7

Let's play the Cm7 in 5 different ways, by using the CAGED system. First off, the C form:

cm7_cform.png
And here it is played back.

Let's move on to the A form:

cm7_aform.png
And here it is played back.

Next up is the G form:

cm7_gform.png
And here it is played back.

Let's move on to the E form:

cm7_eform.png

And here it is played back.

And finally, the D form:

cm7_dform.png

And here it is played back.

That about covers it for this tutorial. Next time, we are going to take a look at minor 7th flat 5 chords. See you then.
 
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