Seventh Chords On Guitar Explained!

Seventh Chords in music are important because they add a new level of harmony to your work. This new harmonic element allows you to play more styles of music, sounds, and techniques.

We all know a C major chord consists of the notes C-E-G. But with a C major 7 chord the notes are now C-E-G-B. Notice how the ‘B’ was added – this is because the B is the Seventh note of the C major scale! Alot of Jazz, Blues and more consists of these chords. Now you can enter the world of diminished, half-diminished, sevenths, minor sevenths, major sevenths, and much more!

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  • joe the plumber

    Hey great lesson, just one question. The F7 leads back to b flat because why? And f#7 leads back regular b why? Why not just b? We are talking dominant sevenths here correct… not major sevenths?

  • http://www.waltribeiro.net Walt

    F is the 5th of Bb.

    Seventh Chords create tension and lead back to the Root Note. So an F7 (being the 5th Chord of Bb) leads back to the Bb.

    Yes – we’re talking Dominant 7th’s :)

  • http://www.waltribeiro.net Walt

    F is the 5th of Bb.

    Seventh Chords create tension and lead back to the Root Note. So an F7 (being the 5th Chord of Bb) leads back to the Bb.

    Yes – we’re talking Dominant 7th’s :)

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