This article in the Mandolin Chords series of theMandolinTuner focuses on G7.

I will give you ten (!) positions you can play the G7 chord on the mandolin, so get ready for serious practice.

The G7 consists of:

  • The root, which for G7 is G
  • The third, which for G7 is B
  • The fifth, which for G7 is D.
  • The seventh, which for G7 is F.

G7 Mandolin Chord Variants

As with all chords, there are many variants of the G7 chord for the mandolin. I have included nice-looking photorealistic descriptions of the four most common ones on top of this article for your convenience. Nevertheless, if you want to explore more, see below a Chord Sheet that presents all ten variants for you to practice.

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How to Practice chords on the mandolin

I suggest you practice playing them one by one, till you feel comfortable with all positions, as I am convinced you will then have covered 99% of what is needed for the chord. Do you actually need to know all variants presented here? Not really, but as music is really a language, the more variants you know the easier it will be for you to play and express yourself.

The slide-show can be used for practicing, as you can pause to practice a particular position, go to the next or previous chord variant, and even start the slide show again. Once you feel you can play them all, try playing following the slide-show.

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Ok, it is now time to practice. Grab your mandolin and try to play the G7 variants slowly at the beginning and then fast!

Hope you enjoy it!

Chris

 

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