Eb Minor 7th Piano Chord

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

The Notes in an Eb Minor 7th Chord

The Root

You'll have no trouble finding the root of an Eb Minor 7th chord, because it's what gives an Eb Minor 7th chord it's name: It's the note Eb.

The Min 3rd

The minor third of an Eb Minor 7th chord is Gb. The minor third is up three half-steps from the Root.

Finding Gb from Eb step by step:

  • Start on: Eb
  • Step 1: move up to E
  • Step 2: move up to F
  • Step 3: Land on Gb
Min 3rd
Gb
Root
Eb
1
2
  • E is a minor second above Eb.
  • F is a major 2nd above Eb.
  • Gb is a minor third above Eb.

The Min 7th

The minor seventh of an Eb Minor 7th 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 Minor 7th

Root Position

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

1st Inversion

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

2nd Inversion

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

3rd Inversion

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

How to find Eb Minor 7th 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 whole-step down (two keys to the left on the piano). (A half-step is the next key.)

Root
Eb
Min 7th
Db
Min 3rd
Gb

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 Minor 7th Chords

Other Eb Chords