Am7 chord

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


Am7 chord diagram X02010

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 575555


  • Am7 chord diagram X02213


  • Am7 chord voicing


  • Am7 chord voicing 5X55XX

Try in a chord progression

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

Theory and information


In the main version presented as X02010, the E note is duplicated. Another rather common version is the X02213, in which the A note is duplicated instead. The 5X55XX fingering can also be written as Am7(no5).

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#.

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.

Finger position

Index (1st) finger on 2nd (thinnest) string, 1st fret.
Ring (3rd) finger on 4th (thinnest) string, 2nd fret.


1st inversion: Am7/C (means that C is the bass note).
2nd inversion: Am7/E (means that E is the bass note).
3rd inversion: Am7/G (means that G is the bass note).
Diagrams of these inversions

Assorted slash chords

Versions with alternate bass notes in short notation:

Am7/B: X2X213
Am7/D: XX0213
Am7/F: 102010

Alternative chord names

Am7 is identical with C6/A.
Am7/D is theoretically identical with D7sus4.
Am7/F is identical with Fmaj9.

Written in tab format (main version in open position)

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

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