Learn How to Make an A7 Chord on the Guitar

Free A7 Guitar Chord Diagram and Photos

In this lesson, you will learn how to make an A7 chord on the guitar in record time. Beginners who have never held a guitar, much less made a chord, will be strumming chords FAST and ready to move on to the next FREE lesson by studying and duplicating the position of my fingers on the fretboard.

The A7 guitar chord is one of the 15 chords that every player needs to know!

To play the A7 guitar chord place your:


1st finger (index finger) on the 4th string in the second (2nd) fret

3rd finger (ring finger) on the second (2nd) string in the second (2nd) fret

Just like I've done in the following photo.

How to Strum When Making an A7 Chord on Guitar

You will strum the first FIVE (5) strings of the guitar ONLY when making an A7 guitar chord. Do NOT strum the 6th string as we have indicated by the RED X that you see in the above diagram.

Avoiding the sixth string when you strum will take a little practice but after a few tries you'll have have the strumming pattern and the finger position on the guitar perfected.

If you haven't done so already, before you learn how to make the A7 chord on the guitar, you should learn how to make an E chord on guitar, the A guitar chord and the D guitar chord so we can work on chord progressions and start to play some songs. Once you get the A, the D chord and the E out of the way we can really start playing. Don't jump ahead to any of the others until you can play and easily make changes between these chords.

The A7 guitar chord is included in every musician's list of 15 basic chords you will need to know how to play to take full advantage of Easy Guitar Guy's Free Guitar Lessons. So get started and learn how to make an A7 chord on the guitar because you will be needing it soon!