Hi guys! In this lesson, we’re taking a look at the G7 and the C7 guitar chords. These are fairly straightforward basic open chords. So these definitely want to be taken on and added to the repertoire of chords that you know, before taking on barre chords and certainly before taking on the f barre chord; you want to make sure that you’re using these chords in real songs to apply them and I’ll give you a couple of links towards the end of the video on those. So these are variations on our standard G and C chords, so if we did a standard G chord – this is how to play our g – a common alternative to this way of place energy is this. It’s hitting the same notes, but we’re using different fingers, so we’ve got this first finger free now basically. So finger number two was where one was and the same for all the rest. Now what we want to do is place your first finger on the first fret of the first string and we’re going to lift off your little finger and this is our G7 chord. Another way to think about it is it’s very similar to the C chord but our first finger moves down a string and second and third move up a string. So it’s certainly more of a stretch and less comfortable, but again we’ve got that seventh sound that dominant Seventh bluesy sound, which is why we’re going forward these chords in the first place. They give us a certain sound So that’s our G7 Chord, and then we have our C Chord, which is based on the standard C major, which hopefully you already know before taking on this video. If you don’t get your basic open chords learnt from the links below And what we’re going to do is add on your little finger here, so this is a third string third fret so these are on Different strings just to make sure you can see that we’ve got this Inverse triangle shape here very similar to the D7 actually which we’ll talk about in a second And again, we’ve got our bluesy sound very distinctive sounds And that’s how we play, so one, two, three, four. And then making sure that the thinnest string rings out also. Now many of these seventh chords such as the D7 and the B7, which are also part of this course, basically use this shape – the same ship from the C7. So it can be good to know that even just playing these three notes: one two three, making sure you don’t play any others, is a dominant seventh shape and we can actually move that around to play a B7 So whatever note this middle finger is on is the name of your chord got a B7, C7, C#7, and just keep going from there. now it sounds really cool. And then that shape can be played a string down and then a string down again. It’s a different chord each time, but it just sounds really cool. It sounds very jazz. So if you move this triangle shape around the neck you can get some really cool sounds and it basically works anywhere. And it’s great to have a play around with. And when you’re on the thicker two strings, it’s wherever your middle finger is placed which would give you your the name of the chord. So this would be a G7 for example And this would be a C7 And this would be a G#7 And would be a C#7 and it would just go from there. So of course the main point of this video is to learn your G7 and C7 chords but it’s nice to have that wider knowledge and be aware that the harder chords aren’t necessarily harder to play. In fact, some of the crazy names that chords can get get, you know with all the letters and numbers and whatnot in them, the longer the name – sometimes, they’re very much easier to play.