Eb Dominant 7th Piano Chord

Root
Eb
3rd
G
Min 7th
Db
5th
Bb
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
Eb
G
Bb
Db

The Notes in an Eb Dominant Chord

The Root

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 3rd

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
3rd
G
Root
Eb
1
2
3
  • 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
Min 7th
Db
Root
Eb
1
  • 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:
Min 7th
Db
Root
Eb
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9

The Inversions of Eb Dominant

Root Position

Root
Eb
3rd
G
Min 7th
Db
5th
Bb
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
Eb
G
Bb
Db

1st Inversion

3rd
G
5th
Bb
Min 7th
Db
Root
Eb
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
G
Bb
Db
Eb

2nd Inversion

5th
Bb
Min 7th
Db
Root
Eb
3rd
G
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
Bb
Db
Eb
G

3rd Inversion

Min 7th
Db
Root
Eb
3rd
G
5th
Bb
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
Db
Eb
G
Bb

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).

Root
Eb
Root
Eb
4th
Ab

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).

Root
Eb
Min 7th
Db
3rd
G

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".

Other Dominant 7th Chords