Bass Guitar Notes--What is A 7TH?

I am new to playing the bass guitar. I play individual notes and not chords. Can you tell me if there such things as "7th" notes on a bass (G7, A7, E7, etc.)or are they the same as the major note. If there are "7TH" notes, please tell me where they are on the fret; example "G7". I don't mean to sound so stupid. I'm just trying to learn. Thanks for your help!

Tim

ANSWER

Hi, Tim--

The 7ths that you are wondering about are chords, not notes--Specifically they are dominant 7th chords that function as a V chord in a chord progression.

The "7" means that the flatted seventh in the major scale has been added to the major chord.

You might want to check out our Absolutely Free Bass Guitar Lessons.

Best Wishes,
Lynne



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