The Fm7 chord

Chord diagram for the Fm7 guitar chord.
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Step by Step

Let’s walk through how to play that Fm7 chord, one finger at a time, on your guitar.

  1. Place the tip of your first finger on the sixth string at the first fret.
  2. Flatten your finger and press down to make a barre across to the first string.
  3. Put your third finger on the third fret of the fifth string.
  4. Strum all six strings.


Barre chords can be tricky, but they don’t have to be. ChordBank’s app has a whole series of lessons to help you master barre chords.

You’ll learn to play the most important barre chord shapes, with tips for finding your way up and down the fretboard, changing chords, and getting rid of that awful fret buzz that plagues beginning players.


Chord Coach

Don’t go it alone! You can practice this Fm7 chord with real-time feedback as you play with ChordBank’s Chord Coach.


ChordBank will listen on your phone’s microphone as you play, guiding you one finger at a time.

Anna Freitas holds a B.A. from Berklee College of Music and performs throughout New England as a guitarist and vocalist. She continues to teach students, both in-person and online via Skype.