A minor 7th chord
Am7 chord for piano with keyboard diagram.
Explanation: The A minor seventh is a four-note chord and the four notes of the chord are marked in red color in the diagram. The chord is often abbreviated as Am7 (alternatively Amin7).
Theory: The Am7 chord is constructed with a root, a minor thirdAn interval consisting of three semitones, the 3rd scale degree, a perfect fifthAn interval consisting of seven semitones, the 5th scale degree and a minor seventhAn interval consisting of ten semitones, the 7th scale degree.
Fingerings: Little finger, middle finger, index finger, thumb (left hand); thumb, index finger, middle finger, little finger (right hand).
Notes: A - C - E - G
Am7 - inversions
Explanation: The piano chords pictured below are the three inversions of Am7. Am7/C is an A minor seventh with C as the bass note, Am7/E is an A minor seventh with E as the bass note and Am7/G is an A minor seventh with G as the bass note.
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