Am7 chord for guitar in different forms, including open and barre chords.
The diagram shows the most common way to play the chord. Avoid playing on the 6th string. Am7 is a four-note chord consisting of A, C, E, G.
Try in a chord progression
C - Bm7 - Am7 - D7 - G (see with diagrams in pdf)
Theory and information
In the main version presented as X02010, the E note is duplicated. Another rather common version is the X02213, in which the A note is duplicated instead. The 5X55XX fingering can also be written as Am7(no5).
Notes in the chord
The notes that the Am7 chord consists of are A, C, E, G.
To get Am9 add B.
To get A7 replace C with C#.
Am7 is an abbreviation for A minor 7th (a less common abbreviation is Amin7). Am7/E, Am7/G and Am7/C are inversions of the chord.
Index (1st) finger on 2nd (thinnest) string, 1st fret.
Ring (3rd) finger on 4th (thinnest) string, 2nd fret.
1st inversion: Am7/C (means that C is the bass note).
2nd inversion: Am7/E (means that E is the bass note).
3rd inversion: Am7/G (means that G is the bass note).
Diagrams of these inversions
Assorted slash chords
Versions with alternate bass notes in short notation:
Alternative chord names
Am7 is identical with C6/A.
Am7/D is theoretically identical with D7sus4.
Am7/F is identical with Fmaj9.
Written in tab format (main version in open position)
- 0 -
- 1 -
- 0 -
- 2 -
- 0 -
- - -
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