How to Play AM7 Guitar ChordUnderstanding what makes this one a Minor 7 chord is definitely a bonus, but it is not essential for today’s lesson.
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How to build a Minor 7 Chord from scratch:
Take any 6 string minor barre chord and just remove your pinky.
And voila! There you have it!
Not to get too theoretical, but let us explain the basic logic behind this. The minor 7th is the note that is a step-down from the root note.
Since we’re playing the A minor barre chord, the minor 7th is the note G.
Playing the AM7 Guitar Chord
As far as your picking hand goes, strum across all 6 strings.
You can use this shape and move it anywhere on the 6th string and you will get a m7 chord in different keys.
A Minor 7 Guitar Chord practice tips:
- When placing your fingers to play this A minor 7 chord, make sure that you are behind the fret wire. Also, barre’s aside, make sure that you are pressing the strings with your fingertips.
- You can use what we have explained in the ‘’How to build a Minor 7 Chord from scratch’’ section to create major 7 chords all across the 6th string.
Pro-tip: There are many different ways of playing the A minor 7 chord on the guitar. Do you want to learn other versions of this chord? Or like, literally everything guitar-related? If the answer is - yes, to any of the above, make sure to join the GuitarZoom membership!