Fm7 chord

Fm7 chord for guitar in different forms, including closed and barre chords.


Fm7 chord diagram 131111

The most common way to play the chord. The index finger should bar all strings. Fm7 is a four-note chord consisting of F, Ab, C, Eb.

Alternative shapes

Fm7 barre

  • Fm7 barre shape

Fm7 (voicing)

  • Fm7 chord diagram

Fm7 (capo 1)

  • Fm7 capo diagram

Theory and information

Try in a chord progression

Fm7 - Bb7 - Ebmaj7 (see with diagrams in pdf)


The diagram with the X X X 10 9 11 shape is played without the 5th (C).

Chord names

Fm7 is a minor 7th chord (a less common abbreviation is Fmin7). Fm7/Ab, Fm7/C and Fm7/Eb are inversions of the chord.

Notes in the chord

The notes that the Fm7 chord consists of are F, Ab, C, Eb.
To get Fm9 add G.
To get F7 replace Ab with A.

Finger position

Index (1st) finger on all string, 1st fret.
Ring (3rd) finger on 5th (thinnest) string, 3rd fret.

Alternatives with capo

Em7 shape with a capo on 1st fret (see picture).
Dm7 shape with a capo on 3rd fret.
Am7 shape with a capo on 8th fret.


1st inversion: Fm7/Ab (means that Ab is the bass note).
2nd inversion: Fm7/C (means that C is the bass note).
3rd inversion: Fm7/Eb (means that Eb is the bass note).
Diagrams of these inversions

Assorted slash chords

Versions with alternate bass notes in short notation:

Fm7/G: 331111
Fm7/Bb: X11111

Alternative chord names

Fm7/G is theoretically identical with Fm9/G.
Fm7/Bb is identical with Fm11/Bb.
Fm7/D is identical with Fm13/D.

Written in tab format (main barre version)

- 1 -
- 1 -
- 1 -
- 1 -
- 3 -
- 1 -

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