The E flat Major 7 chord (also written as Eb Maj 7) contains the notes Eb, G, Bb and D. It is produced by taking the root, 3rd, 5th and 7th of the Eb Major scale. It is essentially a E flat Major chord, with the 7th note of the Major scale added.
The most common way to play the Eb Major 7 chord is with the root note on the 6th fret of the 5th string (see the second shape below).
The Major 7 chord in general is considered a kind of default chord, as it contains no altered notes of the Major scale (1, 3, 5, 7). It can also be used as a starting point, when figuring out other chords that have the same root note. For example, the Eb minor 7 chord can be produced by lowering the 3rd and 7th of the Eb Major 7 chord.
10 Ways To Play The Eb Major 7 Chord
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Some Quick E Flat Major 7 Chord Theory
- The Eb Major 7 chord contains the notes Eb, G, Bb and D.
- The Eb Major 7 chord is produced by taking the 1 (root), 3, 5 and 7 of the Eb Major scale.
- The E flat Major 7 chord (just like all Major 7 chords) contains the following intervals (starting from the root note): major 3rd, minor 3rd, major 3rd, semitone (which leads back to the root note).
- The E flat Major 7 chord is the first chord in the key of E flat and the fourth chord in the key of B flat.
- The Eb Major 7 chord works well with the Cm7 chord (relative minor).
- The Eb Major scale and Eb Lydian mode can be used when soloing over the Eb Major 7 chord.