Eb Dominant 7th Piano Chord
The Notes in an Eb Dominant Chord
The root is the bottom note of the chord, the starting point to which the other notes relate. The root of an Eb Dominant chord is Eb.
The third of an Eb Dominant chord is G. The third is up four half-steps from the Root.
Finding G from Eb step by step:
- Start on: Eb
- Step 1: move up to E
- Step 2: move up to F
- Step 3: move up to Gb
- Step 4: Land on G
- E is a minor second above Eb.
- F is a major 2nd above Eb.
- Gb is a minor third above Eb.
- G is a major third above Eb.
The Min 7th
The minor seventh of an Eb Dominant chord is Db. The minor seventh is down two half-steps from the Root.
Finding Db from Eb step by step:
- Start on: Eb
- Step 1: move down to D
- Step 2: Land on Db
- D is a minor second below Eb.
- Db is a major 2nd below Eb. The min 7th is down a major 2nd? Confusing, right? The note Db is down 2 half-steps from Eb, but up 10 half-steps from Eb:
The Inversions of Eb Dominant
How to find Eb Dominant with my three-finger-method
This is the method taught in my book "How to Speed Read Piano Chord Symbols"
Step 1) Use the Fourth
Find the Root and the Fourth up from the Root. (See my tutorial on finding fourths).
Step 2) Move the right hand down
Move the root a whole-step down (two keys to the left on the piano) and the other note (the fourth) a half-step to the left (on key down on the piano).
How to Find 7th Chords with Nate's Three Finger Method
- Major 7th chords: bring both fingers down a half-step
- Minor 7th chords: bring both fingers down a whole-step
- Dominant 7th chords: bring the Root down a whole-step, the fourth down a half-step
- Diminished 7th chords: bring the Root down a minor third, the fourth down a whole-step
If you would like to learn more about my method, pick up "How to Speed Read Piano Chord Symbols".