F7 chord

F7 chord for guitar in different forms, including closed and barre chords.


F7 chord diagram

The most common way to play the chord. The index finger should bar all strings. F7 is a four-note chord consisting of F, A, C, Eb.

Alternative shapes

F7 barre

  • F7 barre shape


  • F7 chord diagram


  • F7 chord diagram


  • F7 chord diagram

F7 (capo 1)

  • F7 capo diagram

Relevant chords


  • F7sus4 shape

Theory and information


There is no common version with open strings for this chord in standard tuning.

Try in a chord progression

F7 - Gm7 - C7 - Bb7 (see with diagrams in pdf)

Chord names

F7 is a dominant chord. F7/A, F7/C and F7/Eb are inversions of the chord.

Notes in the chord

The notes that the F7 chord consists of are F, A, C, Eb.
To get F9 add G.
To get Fmaj7 replace Eb with E.


1st inversion: F7/A (means that A is the bass note).
2nd inversion: F7/C (means that C is the bass note).
3rd inversion: F7/Eb (means that Eb is the bass note).
Diagrams of these inversions

Assorted slash chords

Versions with alternate bass notes in short notation:

F7/G: 301211 / 303045
F7/Bb: X11211
F7/C: X31241 / X31211

For pdf, see The Chord Reference ebook with over 800 chord charts.

Alternative chord names

F7/G is theoretically identical with F9/G.
F7/Bb is theoretically identical with F11/Bb.
F7/D is theoretically identical with F13/D.


F7 (no3) is an F dominant 7th with no third (A).
F7 (no5) is an F dominant 7th with no fifth (C).

Alternatives with capo

E7 shape with a capo on 1st fret (see picture).
D7 shape with a capo on 3rd fret.
C7 shape with a capo on 5th fret.

Written in tab format (main barre version)

- 1 -
- 1 -
- 2 -
- 1 -
- 3 -
- 1 -

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