How to construct and play the 7 chord

Name

The 7 is also named dominant seventh

Alternative name

Use dom instead of 7

Quality

A 7 is a Major chord

Intervals

How to construct a 7 chord?

Use the following intervals in any order to construct this chord. Start on a specific note on which you want to construct this chord from (for instance the note "C") and calculate each interval on top of it. Afterwards, you will be able to play it on your instrument.

Perfect unison

Has 0 semitones and spans 1 naturals.

Major third

Has 4 semitones and spans 3 naturals.

Perfect fifth

Has 7 semitones and spans 5 naturals.

Minor seventh

Has 10 semitones and spans 7 naturals.

Scales

Cheatsheet

Play the 7 chord in any key

You can play a Cdominant seventh with the following notes.

C   E   G   Bb  

Sheet music of C dominant seventh in three octaves.

The notes of the C7 chord written down in sheet music.
C7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
C7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
C7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
C7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
C7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
C7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for C dominant seventh.

C7 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a C#dominant seventh with the following notes.

C#   E#   G#   B  

Sheet music of C# dominant seventh in three octaves.

The notes of the C#7 chord written down in sheet music.
C#7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
C#7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
C#7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
C#7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
C#7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
C#7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for C# dominant seventh.

C#7 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Dbdominant seventh with the following notes.

Db   F   Ab   Cb  

Sheet music of Db dominant seventh in three octaves.

The notes of the Db7 chord written down in sheet music.
Db7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Db7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Db7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Db7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Db7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Db7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for Db dominant seventh.

Db7 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Ddominant seventh with the following notes.

D   F#   A   C  

Sheet music of D dominant seventh in three octaves.

The notes of the D7 chord written down in sheet music.
D7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
D7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
D7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
D7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
D7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
D7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for D dominant seventh.

D7 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a D#dominant seventh with the following notes.

D#   F##   A#   C#  

Sheet music of D# dominant seventh in three octaves.

The notes of the D#7 chord written down in sheet music.
D#7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
D#7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
D#7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
D#7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
D#7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
D#7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for D# dominant seventh.

D#7 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Ebdominant seventh with the following notes.

Eb   G   Bb   Db  

Sheet music of Eb dominant seventh in three octaves.

The notes of the Eb7 chord written down in sheet music.
Eb7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Eb7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Eb7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Eb7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Eb7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Eb7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for Eb dominant seventh.

Eb7 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Edominant seventh with the following notes.

E   G#   B   D  

Sheet music of E dominant seventh in three octaves.

The notes of the E7 chord written down in sheet music.
E7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
E7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
E7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
E7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
E7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
E7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for E dominant seventh.

E7 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Fdominant seventh with the following notes.

F   A   C   Eb  

Sheet music of F dominant seventh in three octaves.

The notes of the F7 chord written down in sheet music.
F7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for F dominant seventh.

F7 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a F#dominant seventh with the following notes.

F#   A#   C#   E  

Sheet music of F# dominant seventh in three octaves.

The notes of the F#7 chord written down in sheet music.
F#7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F#7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F#7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F#7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F#7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
F#7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for F# dominant seventh.

F#7 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Gbdominant seventh with the following notes.

Gb   Bb   Db   Fb  

Sheet music of Gb dominant seventh in three octaves.

The notes of the Gb7 chord written down in sheet music.
Gb7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Gb7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Gb7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Gb7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Gb7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Gb7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for Gb dominant seventh.

Gb7 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Gdominant seventh with the following notes.

G   B   D   F  

Sheet music of G dominant seventh in three octaves.

The notes of the G7 chord written down in sheet music.
G7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for G dominant seventh.

G7 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a G#dominant seventh with the following notes.

G#   B#   D#   F#  

Sheet music of G# dominant seventh in three octaves.

The notes of the G#7 chord written down in sheet music.
G#7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G#7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G#7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G#7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G#7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
G#7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for G# dominant seventh.

G#7 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Abdominant seventh with the following notes.

Ab   C   Eb   Gb  

Sheet music of Ab dominant seventh in three octaves.

The notes of the Ab7 chord written down in sheet music.
Ab7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Ab7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Ab7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Ab7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Ab7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Ab7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for Ab dominant seventh.

Ab7 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Adominant seventh with the following notes.

A   C#   E   G  

Sheet music of A dominant seventh in three octaves.

The notes of the A7 chord written down in sheet music.
A7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for A dominant seventh.

A7 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a A#dominant seventh with the following notes.

A#   C##   E#   G#  

Sheet music of A# dominant seventh in three octaves.

The notes of the A#7 chord written down in sheet music.
A#7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A#7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A#7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A#7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A#7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
A#7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for A# dominant seventh.

A#7 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Bbdominant seventh with the following notes.

Bb   D   F   Ab  

Sheet music of Bb dominant seventh in three octaves.

The notes of the Bb7 chord written down in sheet music.
Bb7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Bb7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Bb7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Bb7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Bb7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
Bb7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for Bb dominant seventh.

Bb7 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

You can play a Bdominant seventh with the following notes.

B   D#   F#   A  

Sheet music of B dominant seventh in three octaves.

The notes of the B7 chord written down in sheet music.
B7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
B7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
B7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
B7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
B7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app
B7 guitar chord diagram - Learn music theory with Sonid.app

Piano chord voicing for B dominant seventh.

B7 piano chord voicing - Learn music theory with Sonid.app