G7 chord

G7 chord for guitar in different forms, including open and barre chords.


G7 chord diagram

The most common way to play the chord, including three open strings. G7 is a four-note chord consisting of G, B, D, F.

Barre chords

G7 barre

  • G7 barre shape X53433

G7 barre

  • G7 barre shape X1012101210

Alternative shapes


  • G7 chord diagram 3X343X


  • G7 chord diagram

Relevant chords


  • G7sus4 shape

Theory and information

Try in a chord progression

C - D7 - G7 - C (see with diagrams in pdf)

Chord names

G7 is a dominant chord. G7/B, G7/D and G7/F are inversions of the chord.

Notes in the chord

The notes that the G7 chord consists of are G, B, D, F.
To get G9 add A.
To get Gmaj7 replace F with F#.


The G seventh is constructed with the formula 1-3-5-b7. The 5th is sometimes omitted as in the pictured version below:

G7 chord diagram with intervals


A viable fingerstyle version of the chord involving only two fingers is 3X0001.


1st inversion: G7/B (means that B is the bass note).
2nd inversion: G7/D (means that D is the bass note).
3rd inversion: G7/F (means that F is the bass note).
Diagrams of these inversions

Assorted slash chords

Versions with alternate bass notes in short notation:

G7/A: X00001
G7/C: X30001
G7/E: 020001

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

Alternative chord names

G7/E is identical with Em7-9.


G7 (no3) is a G dominant 7th with no third (B).
G7 (no5) is a G dominant 7th with no fifth (D).

Written in tab format (main version)

- 1 -
- 0 -
- 0 -
- 0 -
- 2 -
- 3 -

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