A7 Guitar Chord Lesson for Beginners

The A7 Guitar Chord (also known as a Dominant A 7th Chord) is often referred to as a Blues chord. Once you learn to play it, you will understand why. It just has a real bluesy sound to it. It is definitely one of the easiest beginner chords to learn how to play. There are several different ways to play it, but I will demonstrate the easiest way in the following post.

The A7 Chord is found by first locating the 1, 3 and 5 (A, C# and E) of the A Major Scale: A B C# D E F# G# A, and then adding a flat 7 note. To locate the flat 7 note, we first find the 7th note of the A Major scale (G#) and then go back a 1/2 step to the G.

So the notes of the A7 Chord are: A, C#, E and G

Here is a key that will help you read the chart:

Guitar Chord Chart Key

A7 Guitar Chord Video

The video below will further demonstrate how to correctly play the A7 Chord. Enjoy!