The F7 (F dominant 7) chord contains the notes F, A, C and Eb. 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.

The F7 chord is most commonly played in the first fret, either as a bar chord, or as a smaller shape (see the first two shapes in the picture below).

F7 is short for F 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 Bb Major chord (which is the first chord in the key of F)

10 Ways To Play The F7 Chord

If you’ve come to this page just to view some chord diagrams for F7, here they are.

F7 Chord 10 Shapes

Some Quick F7 Chord Theory

  • The F7 chord contains the notes F, A, C and Eb.
  • F7 is short for F dominant 7.
  • The F7 chord is produced by taking the 1 (root), 3, 5 and b7 of the F Major scale.
  • The F7 is the fifth chord in the key of Bb. It resolves naturally to the Bb Major chord.
  • The F7 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 dominant 7 chord.

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