The F#7 (F sharp dominant 7) chord contains the notes F#, A#, C# and E. It is produced by taking the root (1), 3, 5 and b7 of the F# Major scale. It is essentially an F# chord, with an added flat 7.

F#7 is most commonly played with the root note on the 2nd fret of the 6th string.

F#7 is short for F sharp dominant 7. The dominant 7 chord is a significant chord, because it plays a very important function in any given key.

The dominant 7 chord functions as a chord that resolves to the first chord in a key. For example, the F# dominant 7 chord resolves to the B chord, which is the first chord in the key of B.

10 Ways To Play The F#7 Chord

If you’ve come to this page just to view some chord diagrams for F#7, here they are.

F Sharp 7 Chord 10 Shapes

Some Quick F Sharp 7 Chord Theory

  • The F#7 chord contains the notes F#, A#, C# and E.
  • F#7 is short for F Sharp dominant 7.
  • The F#7 chord is produced by taking the 1 (root), 3, 5 and b7 of the F sharp Major scale.
  • The F#7 is the fifth chord in the key of B. It resolves naturally to the B Major chord.
  • The D#7 chord (just like all dominant 7 chords) contains the following intervals (starting from the root note): major 3rd, minor 3rd, minor 3rd, tone (which leads back to the root note).
  • The F# mixolydian mode can be used when soloing over the F#7 chord.

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