The F minor 7 chord (Fm7) is an F minor chord (F – Ab – C) with the ‘flat 7’ of the F Major scale included (Eb).

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.

Fm7 is notable because the root-6 bar chord (the first shape below) is played in the 1st fret, with all strings being played on the 1st fret except for the 5th string.

Some Quick Fm7 Chord Theory

  • The F minor 7 chord contains the notes F, Ab, C and Eb.
  • The Fm7 chord is produced by playing the 1st (root), flat 3rd, 5th and flat 7th of the F Major scale.
  • The F 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).
  • Fm7 is an Fm chord, with the flat 7th (Eb) included.

10 Ways To Play The F Minor 7 Chord

If you’ve come to this page just to view some chord diagrams for Fm7, here they are.

F Minor 7 Chord 10 Shapes

Further Reading

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