The minor 7 chord in general is a very common and popular chord. Along with the Major 7 and Dominant 7 chords, the minor 7 chord is one of the most common 7th chords in all of music.
Ebm7 is most commonly played as a root 5 bar chord, starting on the 6th fret (see the first shape in the image below). The root 6 (2nd shape below) is less common, as it is played on the 11th fret, which can be slightly awkward to play on some guitars.
Some Quick Ebm7 Chord Theory
- The E flat minor 7 chord contains the notes Eb, Gb, Bb and Db.
- The Ebm7 chord is produced by playing the 1st (root), flat 3rd, 5th and flat 7th of the E flat Major scale.
- The E flat minor 7 chord (just like all minor 7 chords) contains the following intervals (from the root note): minor 3rd, Major 3rd, minor 3rd, Major 2nd (back to the root note).
- Ebm7 is an Ebm chord, with the flat 7th (Db) included.
10 Ways To Play The E Flat Minor 7 Chord
If you’ve come to this page just to view some chord diagrams for Ebm7, here they are.
- A guide to minor 7 chords
- E flat natural minor scale
- E flat minor 7 arpeggio
- Eb minor chord
- Chords page
- How guitar chords work