Minor 7th Chords

What is a Minor 7th Chord?

A Minor 7th chord is a minor triad containing only a root, its minor third and its perfect fifth (I, iii, V) with the addition of a minor seventh (vii) as shown in the schematic above.

There can be multiple versions of each of these notes by fretting the same note on different strings. Sometimes the same note is repeated, other times the note is duplicated one octave higher. In each case, though, the character of the chord is preserved.
Open String Minor 7th Chords

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