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Dominant 7th Chord Shapes
(1-3-5-b7)

There are five primary "Dominant 7th" Chord Shapes which are based on the open position A7, C7, D7, E7, and G7 chords. The fingering diagrams for these chords which are collectively referred to as the "CAGED" chords are presented below with a link to commonly encountered variations.

"A7" Form
--|-1-|---|---|---|--
--|---|---|-4-|---|--
--|-1-|---|---|---|--
--|---|---|-3-|---|--
--|-1-|---|---|---|--
--|-x-|---|---|---|--

Variations

"C7" Form
--|-x-|---|---|---|--
--|-1-|---|---|---|--
--|---|---|-4-|---|--
--|---|-2-|---|---|--
--|---|---|-3-|---|--
--|---|---|-x-|---|--

Variations

"D7" Form
--|---|---|-4-|---|--
--|---|-2-|---|---|--
--|---|---|-3-|---|--
--|-1-|---|---|---|--
--|-x-|---|---|---|--
--|-x-|---|---|---|--

"E7" Form
--|-1-|---|---|---|--
--|-1-|---|---|---|--
--|---|-2-|---|---|--
--|-1-|---|---|---|--
--|---|---|-3-|---|--
--|-1-|---|---|---|--

Variations

"G7" Form
--|---|-x-|---|---|--
--|---|-4-|---|---|--
--|---|-x-|---|---|--
--|---|-3-|---|---|--
--|-1-|---|---|---|--
--|---|-2-|---|---|--


[ Red=Root; 1=Index; 2=Middle; 3=Ring; 4=Pinky
x=Don't Play; If No x,1,2,3,4=Play Open String ]


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