hey guys i was wondering something. i've noticed there are basic shapes for chords like minor and major triads but im having trouble finding shapes for 7th, maj7ths and min 7ths. i assume there's not 'basic' shapes for those, right? it's what ever sha[e the player wants to use them in?
I really strongly hold the opinion that instead of cramming chord shapes, try finding them. For ex- you can research on the net that what notes constitute maj7th chords and then try finding those notes on the guitar and figure out which finger frets which note. This way you'll remember the notes better and can discover lot of shapes all over the neck. It's a bit tiring process but believe me it's worth it.
there are barre-shapes for those types of chords, easy to use and remember