E 7th chord
E7 chord for piano with keyboard diagram.
Explanation: The E seventh is a dominant four-note chord. You can see the four notes of the E seventh chord marked in red color. The chord is often abbreviated as E7.
Theory: The E seventh chord is constructed with a root, a major thirdAn interval consisting of four semitones, a perfect fifthAn interval consisting of seven semitones and a minor seventhAn interval consisting of ten semitones and the 7th scale degree.
Fingerings: Little finger, middle finger, index finger, thumb (left hand); thumb, index finger, middle finger, little finger (right hand).
Notes: E - G# - B - D
E7 - inversions
Explanation: The images below show the three inversions of the E dominant seventh chord. E7/G# is an E dominant seventh with G# as the bass note, E7/B is an E dominant seventh with B as the bass note and E7/D is an E dominant seventh with D as the bass note.
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