F#m7 Chord on the Guitar (F Sharp Minor 7) – Diagrams, Finger Positions, Theory

The F sharp minor 7 chord (F#m7) an F# minor chord (F# – A – C#) with the ‘flat 7’ of the F# Major scale included (E).

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.

The F#m chord is quite popular, as it is the relative minor chord of A Major, the 2nd chord in the key of E Major and the 3rd chord in the key of D Major. As those three keys are popular guitar keys, F sharp minor 7 gets a lot of attention as well.

Some Quick F#m7 Chord Theory

  • The F sharp minor 7 chord contains the notes F#, A, C# and E.
  • The F#m7 chord is produced by playing the 1st (root), flat 3rd, 5th and flat 7th of the F sharp Major scale.
  • The F sharp 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).
  • F#m7 is an F#m chord, with the flat 7th (E) included.

10 Ways To Play The F Sharp Minor 7 Chord

If you’ve come to this page just to view some chord diagrams for F#m7, here they are.

F# Minor 7 Chord 10 Shapes

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