Dominant 7 guitar chord shapes

28 Ways of Playing a Dominant 7 Chord On Guitar

Dominant 7 chords are surely the most important to know when you want to try your hand at jazz guitar. These chords are very present in jazz and blues tunes, that's why it is crucial to know them at your fingertips.This quick lesson show 28 dominant 7 guitar shapes based on drop 2, drop 3 and drop 2-4 voicings. 

The shapes are classified this way:

Shapes With Root (R) In The Bass:

  • The first three ones (drop 2) are voiced R - 5 - b7 - 3.
  • The second two shapes (drop 3) are voiced R - b7 - 3 - 5.
  • The last two shapes are drop 2-4 voiced R - 5 - 3 - b7.

With Third In The Bass:

  • Drop 2 (3 - b7 - R - 5).
  • Drop 3 (3 - R - 5 -b7).
  • Drop 2-4 (3 - b7 - 5 - R).

With Fifth In The Bass:

  • Drop 2 (5 - R - 3 - b7).
  • Drop 3 (5 - 3 - b7 - R).
  • Drop 2-4 (5 - R - b7 - 3).

With Seventh In The Bass:

  • Drop 2 (b7 - 3 - 5 - R).
  • Drop 3 (b7 - 5 - R - 3).
  • Drop 2-4 (b7 - 3 - R - 5).
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