Gm7 chord

Gm7 chord for guitar in different forms, including open and barre chords.


Gm7 barre shape 353333

The diagram shows how the chord is played as a barre chord. Gm7 is a four-note chord consisting of G, Bb, D, F.

Alternative shapes


  • Gm7 closed position 3X333X

Gm7 barre

  • Gm7 barre shape

Gm7 (capo 3)

  • Gm7 capo diagram

Theory and information

Try in a chord progression

Gm7 - C - Am7 - Dm7 (see with diagrams in pdf)

Chord names

Gm7 is a minor 7th chord (a less common abbreviation is Gmin7). Gm7/Bb, Gm7/D and Gm7/F are inversions of the chord.

Notes in the chord

The notes that the Gm7 chord consists of are G, Bb, D, F.
To get Gm9 add A.
To get G7 replace Bb with B.

Finger position

Index (1st) finger on all string, 3rd fret.
Ring (3rd) finger on 5th (thinnest) string, 5th fret.

Alternatives with capo

Em7 shape with a capo on 3rd fret (see picture).
Dm7 shape with a capo on 5th fret.


1st inversion: Gm7/Bb (means that Bb is the bass note).
2nd inversion: Gm7/D (means that D is the bass note).
3rd inversion: Gm7/F (means that F is the bass note).
Diagrams of these inversions

Assorted slash chords

Versions with alternate bass notes in short notation:

Gm7/A: X03333
Gm7/C: X33333
Gm7/Eb: X63333

Alternative chord names

Gm7/A is theoretically identical with Gm9/A.
Gm7/C is identical with Gm11/C.
Gm7/E is identical with Gm13/E.

Written in tab format (main barre version)

- 3 -
- 3 -
- 3 -
- 3 -
- 5 -
- 3 -

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