Learn How to Play the Eb9/D#9 Guitar Chord
The purpose of the following post is to show you several advanced voicings for the Eb9 Guitar Chord (also known as D#9, E Flat 9, D Sharp 9, E Flat Dominant 9, Eb Dominant 9)
The Eb Dominant 9 Chord is found by locating the 1, b3, 5 , b7 and 9 positions of the Eb Major scale: Eb F G Ab Bb C D Eb, or the notes Eb, Gb, Bb, Db and F. The “b3” means that we take the 3rd position of the Eb Scale and flatten it by 1/2 step giving us our “Gb” note. The “b7” positions means that we take the 7th position of the Eb Scale and flatten it by 1/2 step giving us our “Db” note.
Below are three different ways to play this guitar chord. All three voicings are barre chords and two require that you mute one string. These are advanced techniques, so hang in there if you are having a difficult time.
Here is a key that will help you read the chart:
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.