Am7 chord inversions

Am7/C, Am7/E and Am7/G are the first, second and third inversions of the Am7. This means that the bass tone is shifting from A to C, E or G.


  • Am7/C chord diagram XX10121012


  • Am7/E chord diagram 002010


  • Am7/G chord diagram 302010

Theory and information

All these chords consist of the notes A, C, E, G. The difference is that the order of notes shifts. C is the bass note in the first inversion, E is the bass note in the second inversion and G is the bass note in the third inversion.

Alternative fingerings

In standard tuning, the first inversion of A minor 7th lacks easy fingerings. Apart form the diagram version, X3X055 is an alternative. Am7/G, which include the same notes as Am/G, can also be played as 302210.

Alternative chord names

Am7/G is identical with Am/G.

Try in a chord progression

C - Am7/G - F

Chords that sound good together with A minor 7th inversions

Some typical chords that are likely to be included in progressions with these chords are: Cmaj7, Dm7, Em7, Fmaj7, G6.

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