Minor seventh chord

The minor seventh chord (m7) – construction, intervals, symbols and examples.

The minor seventh chord is a minor triad with a minor third interval added on top of the perfect fifth of the major triad.

Minor seventh chord chart

Examples of minor seventh chords.

Chord chart with some examples of minor seventh chords for the guitar. Minor 7th chord diagrams.

Minor seventh chord intervals

The intervals a minor seventh chord are built of.

Intervals of the minor seventh chord: perfect unison, minor third, perfect fifth, minor seventh.

Chord formula: 1, b3, 5, b7.

Minor seventh chord symbols

The chord symbols of the minor seventh chord.

Symbols: m7, mi7, min7.

Examples: Am7, Cmi7, Emin7.

Minor seventh chord construction

Construction of the minor seventh chord.

A minor seventh chord is constructed by adding a minor third on top of the perfect fifth of the minor triad.

The new interval – perfect fifth (5) + minor third (b3) – is equal to the interval minor seventh (b7).

The minor seventh chord built by thirds: minor third (b3) + major third (3) + minor third (b3).

Bm -> Bm7
Add the dominant seventh interval (b7) to the B minor triad and Bm becomes Bm7.