A7 chord is built from the 5th degree of the D major scale and is called a dominant
chord. All dominant 7th chords are built from the 5th degree of a scale.
to top : A C# E G
form above sounds a little muddy on the guitar. Below is a great form and easy
to move around. You can play the open E string with the A7 however you will block
both the 1st and 6th string when you move it to other positions.
this in 10th position for an A7 chord. If you are playing an A blues you will
want to move it to 3rd position for D7 and 5th position for E7.
chord form is built from the open C chord. Add a Bb to an open C chord and you
have C7. Try to block the 1st and 6th string when playing these forms.
we will learn some different forms to play the A7 chord on strings 1 2 3 4. Watch
the video and then read through the rest of the lesson.
long as the A C# E G are played (regardless of order) we will hear an A7 dominant
Position - 1st finger bars the 3 notes on the 2nd fret and your 2nd finger should
play the G.
Position - 1st finger bars the 3 notes on the 5th fret and your 2nd finger should
play the C#.
1st finger plays the A 2nd finger
plays the G 3rd finger plays the E 4th finger plays the C#
10th Position - 1st finger on A, 2nd finger on C#, 3rd
finger on G and 4th finger on E.
- same as 2nd
using the forms from above and play this rhythm figure.
midi files - If you have Cakewalk, Band in the Box or
other such programs you can download the midi files on this site and then speed
up and slow down as needed.