Learn How to Play the Gm7 Guitar Chord

Learn How to Play the  G Minor 7 (Gm7) Guitar Chord

Learn how to play the G Minor 7 guitar chord (also known as Gm7, G Minor 7th) with this free guitar chord lesson.

The Gm7 Guitar Chord is found by locating the 1, b3, 5 and b7 positions (G, Bb, D and F) of the G Major Scale: G, A, B, C, D, E, and F#

So the notes of the G Minor 7th chord are: G, Bb, D and F

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

Guitar Chord Chart Key

Everything on the above chart should be self explanatory, except for the last three in the third column. They may need a bit of explaining. The O, or open symbol, simply means that you do not press down on any notes on that string. The X means you do not strum that particular string. The Barre symbol means you need to barre that particular fret. When you barre a fret you are pressing down on multiple strings at the same time with one finger.

G Minor 7 Guitar Chord Video Demonstration

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. Do not become frustrated with this or any other barre chord! It takes a long time for many beginners to finally learn barre chords. Just keep practicing and eventually you will build up enough strength to where barre chords become second nature.