Am7 chord for guitar in different forms, including open and barre chords.
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.
Try in a chord progression
C - Bm7 - Am7 - D7 - G
Theory and information
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.
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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