Guitar Dominant 7th Chord Images

Guitar dominant 7th chord images. These chords get built from the fifth note of the major scale, they are also built on the 4th and 5th notes of the Melodic minor scales and the 5th note of the Harmonic minor scale.

The dominant seventh is one half tone lower than the major seventh.

These forms are popular but try finding some on your own.

The dominant 7th’s are written C7, F7 etc. while the major 7th’s are written Cma7, Cmaj7 with ma or maj in their name.

Guitar Dominant 7th
Chord Images

C 7th Chords

The Notes for this chord are C, E, G and B flat.

This chord is found in the F major scale, F harmonic Minor Scale and the F and G Melodic minor scales.

F 7th Chords

The Notes for this chord are F, A, C and E flat.

This chord is found in the B flat major scale, B flat harmonic Minor Scale and the B flat and C Melodic minor scales.

B Flat 7th Chords

The Notes for this chord are B flat, D, F and A Flat.

This chord is found in the E flat major scale, E flat/D sharp Harmonic Minor scale and the E flat/D sharp and F Melodic minor scales.

E Flat 7th Chords

The Notes for this chord are E flat, G, B flat and D flat.

This chord is found in the A flat major scale, A flat/G sharp Harmonic Minor scale and the A flat/G sharp and B flat Melodic minor scales.

A Flat 7th Chords

The Notes for this chord are A flat, C, E flat and G flat.

This 7th chord is found in the D flat major scale, D flat/C sharp Harmonic Minor scale and the D flat/C sharp and E flat Melodic minor scales.

D Flat 7th Chords

The Notes for this chord are D flat, F, A flat and C flat(B) .

This 7th chord is found in the G flat major scale, G flat/F sharp Harmonic Minor scale and the G flat/F sharp and A flat/G sharp Melodic minor scales.

G Flat 7th Chords

The Notes for this chord are G flat, B flat, D flat and F flat(E).

This 7th chord is found in the C flat major scale, C flat/B Harmonic Minor scale and the C flat/B and D flat/C sharp Melodic minor scales.

F Sharp 7th Chords

The Notes for this chord are F Sharp, A Sharp, C Sharp and E.

These chords are the same pitch as G flat. They are written different for music keys.

This 7th chord is found in the B major scale, B Harmonic Minor scale and the B and C sharp Melodic minor scales.

B 7th Chords

The Notes for this chord are B, D Sharp,F Sharp and A.

This chord is found in the E major scale, E Harmonic Minor scale and the E and F sharp Melodic minor scales.

E 7th Chords

The Notes for this chord are E, G Sharp, B and D.

This chord is found in the A major scale, A Harmonic Minor scale and the A and B Melodic minor scales.

A 7th Chords

The notes for this chord are A, C sharp, E and G.

This chord is found in the D major scale, D Harmonic Minor scale and the D and E Melodic minor scales.

D 7th Chords

The Notes for this chord are D, F sharp, A and C sharp.

This chord is found in the G major scale, G Harmonic Minor scale and the G and A Melodic minor scales.

G 7th Chords

The Notes for this chord are G, B, D and F.

This chord is found in the C major scale, C Harmonic Minor scale and the C and D Melodic minor scales.


Discover the Mixolydian ModeThe Original Blues Scale

The Mixolydian mode is the original blues scale for the big bands like Glenn Miller Orchestra and many others.

There were no 6 note blues scales for these old timers. Everything was based on the major scale. This was Jazz and Blues combined with strict musical code.

Those Blue notes, the flatted 3rd and 5th were considered accidentals not a seperate scale.

This mode is for improvising over dominant chords built from the 5th note of the major scale like G7, G9, G11 and G13.

They had no guitar note bending either, everything was done with horns.

This was the commercial version of the Blues, not what was being played by the original Blues players from the South.

3 Different Keys

Every dominant chord puts you in a new key.

This is how they used to think of the blues. A blues song in G with the I, IV and V chords being G7, C7 and D7 would actually put you in the key of C, F and G.

I doubt that the old time Blues player who invented this music thought this way but this is how a person who knew music theory would.

It’s those old timers we owe for the blues scale as we know it today.

G Mixolydian

Here is a little taste of the mixolydian scale. It has more of a major blues sound to it. This is a G7 chord in the back and I only used notes from this mode.

The G Mixolydian played over a G chord

I know it’s a little bland but these are the notes of the mode. I want you to hear the mode notes not the guitar playing.

This mode can be made to sound better with some slides, hammer-ons, pull-offs, bends and other techniques but learn the mode 1st without stomp boxes or other sound altering devices.

The Mixolydian Mode List

Here we go again another 12 modes for improvising. This has a lot of uses. Eric Clapton uses this scale on “Hideaway”. A tune recorded with “John Mayall and the BluesBreakers” written by Freddie King and Sonny Thompson

The Mixolydian Mode Formula

The Mixolydian formula is 1-2-3-4-5-6-♭7

This one is easy to remember just flat the 7th of any major scale


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Four Chord Progressions

There are quite a few well know 4 chord progressions. The first one uses 3 chords in the progression but it goes back to the second chord after the 3rd chord. This is a common 4 chord progression.

There are others from the fifties and sixties that you will recognize. These are still used today but disquised a little better.

Let’s check out some four chord song progressions that use three chords. These chords are usually the I, IV and V chords of the major scale.

I-IV-V-IV Chord Progression

The first song that I remember this in was “Hang on Sloopy” by “The McCoys” or “Louie Louie” by “The Kingsmen”

Hang on Sloopy
Hang on Sloopy – Sheet Music
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Here are the basic chords in G

Here’s a quick listen.

Hang on Sloopy Progression in G

Another song that comes to mind is The Young Rascals song “Good Lovin”

This was played in D and had a different rhythm.

Let’s move on to some 50’s 4 chord progressions that are still used. Chord progressions don’t go away they just get disquised so they don’t sound the same in every song.

4 chord progressions

This four chord progression and some variations have been used for thousands of songs.“Oh Donna” by Richey Valens was a popular one.

Oh Donna – mp3
Oh Donna – Tab
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Here are the chords for the key of G

Oh Donna progression in G

This 4 chord progression was the king of the Doo Wop era. They didn’t try to disguise it back then. Actually they emphasized it.

50’s Doo Wop Music – mp3
50’s Sheet Music
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I-vi-IV-V Variation

One variation of this progression is to replace the IV chord with a iim7 Chord.

D-Bm-Em7-A would replace D-Bm-G-A. Changing the G to an E minor takes away that Doo Woop era baseline and follows the cycle of fourths. It’s smoother.

The “Beatles” song “This Boy” also called “Ringo’s Theme” is a good example of this progression.

The Beatles songs aren’t available in mp3 format but here is a link to their CD’s and a sheet music link for this song

Meet the Beatles Album
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You may not hear much of a difference right now but as your musical ear develops you will. There is really only one note difference.

Chord Progression for Beatles This Boy

About the Examples

All of these examples are played without any guitar effects like reverb or anything else.

I know they sound a little crude but I want you to listen to the chords or notes in the examples not a fancy guitar sound, that’s for later.

Ear Training

You must train your ears to listen to music closely. Ear training is essential for playing music. This will help you in all your learning and playing.

A good way to train your ears is to listen to a song and concentrate on one instrument, like listen to the bass player. This is good for hearing chord changes. The bass player is usually but not always hitting the root note in a chord change.

Two Keys Progression

This progression comes from two related keys a minor key and its tonic major. A minor(natural) and A major if the E chord is a 7th.

It could also come from the A minor natural and the A minor harmonic minor or melodic minor.

One song that used this was an instrumental called “Walk Don’t Run” written and recorded by Johnny Smith in 1955.

The song didn’t really go anywhere until The Ventures an instrumental group from the United States west coast recorded it in the early sixties. This is where the surfing music got its start.

Here is a link for a download of the Ventures version and a sheet music link

This guitar sounds great coming out of a tube amp. The Fender guitars and amps were the Ventures sound. Back then you had Reverb and Tremelo built into the amps and maybe a Tremelo Bar for your guitar. That was it. I think the Fuzz-box came next and then an explosion of guitar effects.

Walk don’t Run Progression in A minor

When playing this 4 chord progression you only need to play the top 3 strings and you have to mute them slightly with the heel of your picking hand to get the right tone.

This stops the chords from sounding into each other which in this case you don’t want.

Enjoy Your Musical Journey

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Learn the Guitar Fretboard – The Rubik’s Cube of Guitar Music

One way of learning the guitar fretboard and positions is through learning songs and chords. This can take a while learning in a random order and you usually only remember the root tones for chords.

I suggest you make learning the fretboard as part of your daily practice routine.

You can learn the notes on one or two frets or learn the notes up the neck on one string or other ways that you may think of or read about.

If you spend 5 minutes of your practice time learning the fretboard it will pay-off in the near future.

The software at the bottom of this page or in the right column will make learning the fretboard easier and faster.

Take Little Bites – Guitar Fretboard

Remember it’s easier and you will remember it better if you learn in small sections. It also makes it easier to go back to an area that you have a problem with.

Everybody gets a problem now and then or a mental block about something that you have to work out.

There is more to learning the fretboard than just memorizing the notes. There are positions that work better for different scales and many other aspects of playing.

Why Learn the Guitar Fretboard?

If you just want to play a few chords you don’t have to know the fretboard but you will never get any better until you do.

There are many different ways to play the same chords and notes on the guitar. You should know all of them.

The advantage is there may be easier and smoother ways to play a certain chords or licks. If you only know one way your playing will be limited and get boring fast to the listener. This goes for all aspects of playing guitar.

There are positions that make fingering certain chords easier and positions that are better for certain solo work.

It makes figuring out songs by ear easier. You will have to do this for a lot of songs even if you have the sheet music. They don’t include everything in the sheet music.

Twelve Notes – That’s All

There are only twelve different notes in music and on the guitar fretboard. You only need to learn 12 notes plus their octaves.

Octaves are the same notes, 8 notes (12 frets) higher or lower. A higher or lower pitch.

The Musical Alphabet

The musical alphabet is; A – B – C – D – E – F – G. These are the only notes used in western hemisphere music. They are just repeated but higher or lower in pitch.

There are notes in between all these notes except for B-C and E-F. They will be called sharp and use this symbol ♯ or flat and use this symbol ♭.

There will be times when you see a B♯(C), C♭(B), E♯(F) and F♭(E).E♯(F) is a note in the F sharp scale because you cannot use the same note name twice in a major scale. Other uses are for learning purposes. The note name in parentheses is the pitch on the guitar and in music notation.

The Octaves

Octaves are the next higher or lower set of notes from a given note. On the guitar octaves occur every 12 frets up or down. To get an idea of this play an open string and then play the note on the 12th fret. The 12 fret is usually marked by two dots instead of one.

Sharps and Flats

If you are completely new to music this is our shorthand for writing sharps and flats.

Sharps are written like this ♯

A sharp raises a note one semi-tone higher, 1 fret on the guitar.

Flats are written like this ♭

A flat lowers a note by one semi-tone or 1 fret on the guitar.

Sharps and flats are much like plus and minus signs are in math.

The Musical Stairs

A good way to visualize the scales and notes on the guitar neck is to think of a set of stairs with 12 steps, each step will represent a fret on the guitar.

If you play every note on any string from the open position to the 12th fret you will have just played an entire octave. This is also the chromatic scale, all semitones or half ½ steps, 1 fret apart.

The note at the 12th fret on the top E string equals the note on the 7th fret of the A string just below it…. They are both E’s and 1 octave higher than the open top E string.

The notes just start over at the 12th fret but they are one octave higher.

The Note Possibilities

Here are all the notes; ♯ = sharp, ♭ = flat, Rare = not really used much, just an education point

B – B, B♭(A♯) or B♯(C) Rare

C – C, C♭(B)Rare or C♯(D♭)

E – E, E♭(D♯) or E♯(F♭ Rare)

F – F, F♭(E)Rare or F♯(G♭)

These are the only notes used in our music, the octave part will be easy after you learn the first ones.

Enharmonic Notes
Same Pitch – Different Name

You’ll see the word enharmonic in your music studies. Just so you know what it means.

These are notes that are spelled different and written different in music notation but are the same pitch. In other words an F♯ is equal to a G♭ and a B♭ is equal to an A♯.

In tablature they would be on the same string and fret. No change.

There is one thing I want to point out on the guitar. The distance between notes are called steps or tones, in case you read about this somewhere else you will know what they are talking about.

This can be confusing because ½ step is sometimes used. For us guitar players a ½ step or a semitone equals one fret. A whole tone or whole step equals 2 frets apart.

No in Between Notes

Always remember that there is ½ step or tone(1 fret) between the following two note groups. B to C and E to F. On a keyboard or piano you will see two places where the white keys do not have a black key between them, B-C and E-F.

The Notes














The Fretboards

Below are images of the guitar fretboard for right and left handed players.

I made them in two parts because of the software I was using.

I didn’t put the flats and sharps in to make it easier to view.

A flatted note is one fret lower and a sharp is one fret higher.

The nut is on the top, 6th string is on the left.

Right Handed Guitar Fretboard

Left Handed Guitar Fretboard

Everything from above applies to the left handed versions except

The nut is on the top, the 6th string is on right

Learn the guitar neck so it becomes second nature to know where notes are anywhere on the neck. This will help you from getting lost when playing things.

Also using open strings when you are playing in higher positions gives you another option they also last longer than a fretted note.

Learn the notes and you can play it in other positions giving you a different sound texture.

All the E Notes – Guitar Fretboard

Below are the 4 different E notes you will learn to play on the guitar.

Left Handed View

The First E Note

The 1st E note is the 6th string open. This is the only place this E can be played.

The 2nd E note can be played…

These are the only places this particular E can be played on the guitar.

The 3rd E note can be played…

The 4th E note can be played…

The only other way to play these notes is by stretching a string up from a lower fret. This is a technique you will learn later.

I hope this makes the notes on the guitar a little easier to understand.

Guitar Fretboard A Notes

Here is where all the A notes are and what they look like written in music and tab

Left Handed View

The First A Note

The Second A can be played…

The 3rd A can be played…

The 4th A can only be played
1st string – 17th fret

If you play an acoustic guitar just play what you can reach. That last A note only gets used in rock and blues solos.

The D Notes

Left Handed View

The first D note can be played…

The second D can be played…

The third D can be played…

The last one can only be played on the first string and if you have 22 frets on your guitar or want to stretch up.

Guitar Fretboard G Notes

Here are the G notes in notation and tab

Left Handed View

The first G can only be played
6th string – 3rd fret

The second G can be played…

The third G can be played…

The last G can be played…

B Notes on the Guitar Fretboard

Left Handed View

The 1st B note can be played…

The second B note can be played…

The Third B note can be played…

The Last B note can be played…

F Notes on the Guitar

Here are the F notes in notation and tab

Left Handed View

1st F can only be played
6th string – 1st fret

The second F can be played…

The 3rd F can be played…

The 4th F can be played…

C Notes on the Guitar Fretboard

Left Handed View

The 1st C can be played…

The 2nd C can be played…

The 3rd C can be played…

The Last C can be played…

Reading Guitar Notes

It starts with E and just goes through the music alphabet A B C D E F G and repeats but the tone is one octave higher.

Guitar Fretboard Layout
Open Strings

The guitar fretboard layout is fairly simple. The strings will be labeled like below no matter where you see a neck or chord diagram.

The only way they would be different is if the music was in an open tuning like E or G or something else.

The 6th string is the top heavy string.

From these open strings you should be able to figure out the notes on all the strings if I didn’t confuse you somewhere.

Learning Software

Although I think I have explained the fretboard enough for you to understand, this software will cut your fretboard learning time in half and make it fun at the same time.

It also improves your playing and timing after you know the fretboard. It doesn’t become obsolete after you know the fretboard and it’s also good to come back to now and then to refresh your memory.

It will provide years of service for tightening up your playing and music reading skills.

I hope you found this page useful.


Diminished 7th Chords for Guitar

Diminished 7th chords actually come from the 7th note of the minor harmonic scale.

They can also be made from the diminished scale. The diminished and the diminished 7th are the only chords that can be made from the diminished scale.

There may be other sources that I’m not aware of but that won’t matter for now.

The diminished 7th can be used as a passing or connecting chord

Diminished chords connect subdominant chords. The subdominant chord is the IV chord of major scale

To do this you could use the diminished chord with the same name of the chord your on or the same name of the chord you are entering

So in the key of C if you were playing a C chord and the next chord was an F you could connect the two with a C or F diminished or C7 or F7th diminished chords.

Here we use the note of the chord we are leaving

C to F with a C diminished passing chord

Here is the one using the chord you are entering. I prefer the sound of this one better

C to F with an F diminshed passing chord

Connecting Chromatically

You can also connect chromatically. When you have two chords a whole tone apart you can use a diminished or diminished 7th chord using the in between note, if it sounds right for the music. Experiment.

C to D minor 7th with a C sharp diminished passing chord

Lead Work

Remember these ideas also work for lead ideas. You can use the diminished scale to connect two chords, you don’t necessarily have to use chords

Here’s another example using the last C to Dm7 change but no diminished chord just C diminished scale notes

C to D minor 7th progression passing tones from diminished scale

The diminished 7th has another use. It can be used to replace a dominant 7th chord

To do this you would use a diminished 7th chord 1/2 step higher than the chord you want to replace.

If you want to replace a G7 chord (G B D F) you would use an A♭dim7 (A♭ B D F)

The diminished 7th has the 3, 5, 7 of the G7 chord. The A♭ would be a flatted 9th.

So even though you are using a diminished 7th chord you are replacing the G7 with a G7♭9 no root chord.

This works good in a ii V I progression allowing a chromatic drop of the bass line for this progression.

Two Five One Progression in the key of C

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Beginner Blues Guitar

Beginner blues guitar is where everybody starts. Do you think Eric Clapton started off playing complex licks and chords?

To start playing Blues guitar you need to know some basic chords, Pentatonic and Blues scales.

There are two other modes used also the Dorian and the Mixolydian but you might already know these. They come from the major scales.

Most chords are barre chords except when playing an acoustic styles blues where you combine open position and barre chords.

Basic Blues Guitar Chords

Here are the 3 chords you would use in the key of C

Blues chords are usually dominant 7th or 9th chords. Minor 7th chords are also used as substitute chords in progressions having more than the 3 basic major chors.

Ninth chords are often used to replace the standard 7th chords in blues and you can usually interchange them as long as it doesn’t effect the feel of the song. Sometime a dominant 9th is the only chord that will sound right.

Beginner Blues Guitar – The Scales

The Major Scale

This will help you relate to these other two scales. This is where the C major and A minor Pentatonic scales come from.

The Pentatonic Scales

The Pentatonic scale is just one note shy of the Blues scale.

The Blues Scales

The major blues scale adds a note between the 2nd and 3rd note of the major pentatonic scale. This note is a flatted 3rd

The minor blues scale adds a note between the 3rd and 4th note of the minor pentatonic scale. This note is a flatted 5th

Beginner Blues Progression

Here is a sample of the basic 3 chord 12 bar blues progression. This progression is used in thousands of blues songs. The same basic progression is also used in a lot of Rock and Country songs too.

Beginner Blues Video

I have a video for you from one of my associates in the guitar learning business. This video is about the Blues but they have a lot of other categories too.

Hawkeye Herman: Introduction to Blues

Hawkeye Herman introduces the blues. He explains the 12 bar blues chords and the format that blues lyrics follow. Just click on the link below and it will open a new window for you at Jamplay to view the video.

Blues Guitar

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If you’re new to Web publishing systems, you’ll find that Joomla! delivers sophisticated solutions to your online needs. It can deliver a robust enterprise-level Web site, empowered by endless extensibility for your bespoke publishing needs. Moreover, it is often the system of choice for small business or home users who want a professional looking site that’s simple to deploy and use. We do content right.

So what’s the catch? How much does this system cost?

Well, there’s good news … and more good news! Joomla! 1.5 is free, it is released under an Open Source license – the GNU/General Public License v 2.0. Had you invested in a mainstream, commercial alternative, there’d be nothing but moths left in your wallet and to add new functionality would probably mean taking out a second mortgage each time you wanted something adding!

Joomla! changes all that …
Joomla! is different from the normal models for content management software. For a start, it’s not complicated. Joomla! has been developed for everybody, and anybody can develop it further. It is designed to work (primarily) with other Open Source, free, software such as PHP, MySQL, and Apache.

It is easy to install and administer, and is reliable.

Joomla! doesn’t even require the user or administrator of the system to know HTML to operate it once it’s up and running.

To get the perfect Web site with all the functionality that you require for your particular application may take additional time and effort, but with the Joomla! Community support that is available and the many Third Party Developers actively creating and releasing new Extensions for the 1.5 platform on an almost daily basis, there is likely to be something out there to meet your needs. Or you could develop your own Extensions and make these available to the rest of the community.