Eb7 Guitar Chord Lesson

The following lesson will teach you how to play the Eb7 guitar chord (also known as E flat 7, E Flat 7th, D#7).  This chord is often referred to as a blues chord.  Once you learn how to play it, you will clearly see why.

The E Flat 7 Guitar Chord is found by locating the 1, 3, 5 and b7 positions of the Eb Major scale: Eb F G Ab Bb C D Eb, or the notes Eb, G, Bb and Db. The “b7” symbol is referring to the flattened 7th position of the Eb Scale. When we flatten a note, we are simply going back 1/2 step from that note. In this case, because the “D” is the 7th note of the Eb Major Scale, when we flatten it by 1/2 step, we come up with a Db.

Below are several different ways to play this chord.  This may be a challenging chord for you if you are a beginner. If you aren’t able to play it right away, try not to become frustrated.  Keep practicing and you will eventually get the hang of it.  It is only a matter of time.  I hope you find this lesson helpful. If so, please consider leaving a comment below. I appreciate your feedback and support. Enjoy!

Here is a key that will help you read the chart:

Guitar Chord Chart Key

Everything on the above chart should be self explanatory, except for the last three in the third column. They may need a bit of explaining. The O, or open symbol, simply means that you do not press down on any notes on that string. The X means you do not strum that particular string. The Barre symbol means you need to barre that particular fret. When you barre a fret you are pressing down on multiple strings at the same time with one finger.

Eb7 Guitar Chord Video Demonstration

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