The Eb7 (E flat dominant 7) chord contains the notes Eb, G, Bb and Db. It is produced by taking the root (1), 3, 5 and b7 of the Eb Major scale. It is essentially an Eb chord, with an added flat 7.
Eb7 is most commonly played with the root note on the 6th fret of the 5th string.
Eb7 is short for Eb dominant 7. The dominant 7 chord is a significant chord, because it plays a very important function in any given key.
The dominant 7 chord functions as a chord that resolves to the first chord in a key. For example, the E flat dominant 7 chord resolves to the Eb Major chord (which is the first chord in the key of Ab)
10 Ways To Play The Eb7 Chord
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Some Quick E Flat 7 Chord Theory
- The Eb7 chord contains the notes Eb, G, Bb and Db.
- Eb7 is short for E flat dominant 7.
- The Eb7 chord is produced by taking the 1 (root), 3, 5 and b7 of the E flat Major scale.
- The Eb7 is the fifth chord in the key of Ab. It resolves naturally to the Ab Major chord.
- The Eb7 chord (just like all dominant 7 chords) contains the following intervals (starting from the root note): major 3rd, minor 3rd, minor 3rd, tone (which leads back to the root note).
- The Eb mixolydian mode can be used when soloing over the Eb dominant 7 chord.