Invite to the most recent installation of Chord by Chord, a series designed to construct your understanding of consistency and the fretboard. In previous lessons we’ve covered D7, G7, and C7 chords. This time we’ll go over another dominant seventh, A7.

Remember that there are various types of seventh chords, and the dominant seventh is the one most commonly utilized in popular music. Typically referred to simply as a seventh chord, this range is simply a major triad with the addition of the flatted seventh. So, an A major triad is spelled A C# E (Example 1) and an A7 chord is A C# E G (Example 2). Notification just how much of a difference in character the addition of that a person note makes.

Examples 3a– 3b program 2 different ways of making A7 from an open A chord. To get to A7 from an A significant barre chord in 5th position, try Example 4. This A7 is portable, meaning that you can play its shape at any area on the fretboard– for circumstances, move it down two worries for a G7 chord or up two frets for B7. To make some A7 voicings higher up the neck, see Examples 5– 6.

Now you must understand a variety of ways to form A7 on the fretboard. An excellent example of a tune that utilizes A7 is Pink Floyd’s “Breathe.” In the next lesson we’ll continue exploring dominant seventh chords, concentrating on E7.