G7 chord for guitar in different forms, including open and barre chords.
The most common way to play the chord, including three open strings. G7 is a four-note chord consisting of G, B, D, F.
Theory and information
Try in a chord progression
C - D7 - G7 - C (see with diagrams in pdf)
G7 is a dominant chord. G7/B, G7/D and G7/F are inversions of the chord.
Notes in the chord
The notes that the G7 chord consists of are G, B, D, F.
To get G9 add A.
To get Gmaj7 replace F with F#.
A viable fingerstyle version of the chord involving only two fingers is 3X0001.
1st inversion: G7/B (means that B is the bass note).
2nd inversion: G7/D (means that D is the bass note).
3rd inversion: G7/F (means that F is the bass note).
Diagrams of these inversions
Assorted slash chords
Versions with alternate bass notes in short notation:
For pdf, see The Chord Reference ebook with over 800 chord charts.
Alternative chord names
G7/E is identical with Em7-9.
G7 (no3) is a G dominant 7th with no third (B).
G7 (no5) is a G dominant 7th with no fifth (D).
Written in tab format (main version)
- 1 -
- 0 -
- 0 -
- 0 -
- 2 -
- 3 -
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