The A Minor 7 Chord is found by locating the 1, b3, 5 , b7 steps of the A Major Scale: A, B, C#, D, E, F#, G#, or the notes A, C, E and G. The “b3″ symbol translates to “Flattened 3rd” , which means we simply lower the 3rd step of the A Major Scale (C#) a 1/2 step to a “C”. The “b7″ symbol translates to “Flattened 7th” , which means we simply lower the 7th step of the A Major Scale (G#) a 1/2 step to a “G”.
Notes of the Am7 Chord: A, C, E, G
Here is a key that will help you read the chart:
Chord Playing Tips: Be sure that you are pressing down on the strings hard enough and play each string one at a time to make sure you have a nice clean sound. If any of the strings buzz or sound muted, then something is not right.