The A flat minor 7 chord (Abm7) a Ab minor chord (Ab – Cb – Eb) with the ‘flat 7’ of the Ab Major scale included (Gb). The ‘Cb’ note (‘C flat’) is enharmonically the same note as ‘B’. However, because the third note of the Ab Major scale is ‘C’, and all minor chords have a flat 3rd, the C must be lowered to C flat (not B).
The minor 7 chord in general is a very common and popular chord. Along with the Major 7 and Dominant 7 chords, the minor 7 chord is one of the most common 7th chords in all of music.
Some Quick Abm7 Chord Theory
- The A flat minor 7 chord contains the notes Ab, Cb, Eb and Gb.
- The Abm7 chord is produced by playing the 1st (root), flat 3rd, 5th and flat 7th of the Ab Major scale.
- The A flat minor 7 chord (just like all minor 7 chords) contains the following intervals (from the root note): minor 3rd, Major 3rd, minor 3rd, Major 2nd (back to the root note).
- Abm7 is an Abm chord, with the flat 7th (Gb) included.
10 Ways To Play The A Flat Minor 7 Chord
If you’ve come to this page just to view some chord diagrams for Abm7, here they are.
- A guide to minor 7 chords
- Ab natural minor scale
- Ab minor 7 arpeggio
- Ab minor chord
- Chords page
- How guitar chords work