Eb Major 7th Piano Chord

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

The Notes in an Eb Major Seventh Chord

The Root

This is one is easy. All you have to do to find the root of a chord is look at the name of the chord. It's the first part of the name! If it's an Eb Major Seventh chord, the root is Eb!

The 3rd

The third of an Eb Major Seventh 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 Maj 7th

The major seventh of an Eb Major Seventh chord is D. The major seventh is a half-step from the Root. A half-step means that there are no piano keys in between. This is why the major seventh is one of the easiest notes to find.

Finding D from Eb step by step:

  • Start on: Eb
  • Step 1: Land on D
Maj 7th
D
Root
Eb
  • D is a minor second below Eb. The maj 7th is down a minor second? Confusing, right? The note D is down 1 half-steps from Eb, but up 11 half-steps from Eb:
Maj 7th
D
Root
Eb
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

The Inversions of Eb Major Seventh

Root Position

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

1st Inversion

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

2nd Inversion

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

3rd Inversion

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

How to find Eb Major Seventh 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 both fingers in right hand a half-step down (the next key to the left on the piano).

Root
Eb
Maj 7th
D
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 Major 7th Chords

Other Eb Chords