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Alternate fingerings for F7 in C tuning. The same fingerings would apply to C7 in G tuning and G7 in D tuning.
These are taken from the Ukulele Chord of the Week lessons presented 2007.
Chord Fingering (Strings 4 3 2 1)
The F7 chord is a seventh chord (shown in "C" Tuning gCEA or GCEA). Sometimes inaccurately referred to as a dominant seventh chord.
What finger is what?
Here are the common fingering notations I've come across. For chord fingering it is typically expressed using arbic numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, and T for Thumb. For the plucking hand in fingerstyle the Spanish classical names and what is commonly used in English are shown.
The tried and true way and the method all the pros use to get to the actually chords tones, or notes of a chord is to use the major scale of the root or letter name of the chord to get the names of the notes. Over time they simply know the notes of the chords like spelling words.
For the F7 chord that would be the F Major scale. Using the numeric chord formula based on a major scale: 1 3 5 ♭7, you get the notes F A C E♭. One thing you will notice for 4-part F chords, whether F, Fb or F#. Whether major seven, minor seven, diminished seven augmented seven is the letters are always some form of F A C and E. F#m7b5 is F# A C E, Fmaj7 is F A C E, Fm7 F Ab C Ee.
F Major Scale
The notes of F7 are : F A C E♭.
Seventh chords find their way into all forms of western music. For a blues progression in a major key all the chords can be major triads or seventh chords.
In a blue progression F7 can function as the I chord in the key of F, the IV chord in the key of C and the V chord in the key of Bb.
Seventh chord A seventh chord is a chord or triad which has a note the seventh above the tonic in it. In its earliest usage, the seventh was introduced solely as an embellishing or nonchord tone. The seventh destabilized the triad, and allowed the composer to emphasize movement in a given direction. As time progressed and the collective ears of the western world became more accustomed to dissonance, the seventh was allowed to become a part of the chord itself, and in some modern music, and jazz in particular, nearly every chord is a seventh chord. The next natural step in composing tertian chords is to add the note a third above the fifth of the chord, or the seventh of the chord.
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