A7 chord

A7 chord for guitar in different forms, including open and barre chords.



A7 chord diagram

The diagram shows the most common chord shape for A 7th. Avoid playing on the 6th string. A7 is a four-note chord consisting of A, C#, E, G.

Alternative shapes

A7 barre

  • A7 barre shape


  • A7 shape

A7 (voicing)

  • A7 chord voicing

Relevant chords


  • A7sus4 shape


  • A7add11 shape


  • A/E chord shape


  • A barre shape


  • A barre shape

Theory and information


A7/C# (X42020) is a voicing without the root and could also correctly be named C#dim.

Try in a chord progression

A7 - D7 - Bm7 - E7 (see with diagrams in pdf)

Chord names

A7 is a dominant chord. A7/C#, A7/E and A7/G are inversions of the chord.

Alternative chord names

A7add11 (X00020) is identical with A11.

Notes in the chord

The notes that the A7 chord consists of are A, C#, E, G.
To get A9 add B.
To get Amaj7 replace G with G#.


A7 (no3) is an A dominant 7th with no third (C#).
A7 (no5) is an A dominant 7th with no fifth (E).

Written in tab format (main version in open position)

- 0 -
- 2 -
- 0 -
- 2 -
- 0 -
- - -

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