The Am7 Chord in the Open Position – Shape 1

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This chord is often used on acoustic and electric guitar, in many styles, particularly in acoustic pop-rock tunes as an alternative for the regular open-position Am chord.

This chord-shape is very often used by beginners and professional alike.

Because most of the notes in this grip are exactly the same as in the common C major chord in the open position, it is an often used favorite to create a subtle change in harmony.