Am7 chord

Am7 chord for guitar in different forms, including open and barre chords.

 

Am7

Am7 chord diagram

The diagram shows the most common way to play the chord. Avoid playing on the 6th string. Am7 is a four-note chord consisting of A, C, E, G.

Alternative shapes

Am7 barre

  • Am7 barre shape

Am7

  • Am7 shape

Am7

  • Am7 chord voicing

Relevant chords

Am7/E

  • Am7/E chord diagram

Am7/G

  • Am7/G chord diagram

Try in a chord progression

C - Bm7 - Am7 - D7 - G (see with diagrams in pdf)

Theory and information

Comments

In the main version presented as x02010, the E note is duplicated. Another common version is the x02213, in which the A note is duplicated instead.

Chord names

Am7 is an abbreviation  for A minor 7th (a less common abbreviation is Amin7). Am7/E, Am7/G and Am7/C are inversions of the chord. Notice that Am7/C uses the same shape as C major.

Alternative chord names

Am7 (X02213) is identical with C6/A.
Am7 (X02010) is identical with C/A.
Am7/E (002010) is identical with C6/E.
Am7/G (302010) is identical with C6/G.
Am7/G (3X2010) is identical with C/G.

Notes in the chord

The notes that the Am7 chord consists of are A, C, E, G.
To get Am9 add B.
To get A7 replace C with C#.

Written in tab format (main version in open position)

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

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