The E flat minor 7 chord (Ebm7) is an E flat minor chord (Eb – Gb – Bb) with the ‘flat 7’ of the E flat Major scale included (Db).

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.

Eb Minor 7 Chord 10 Shapes

Further Reading

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