Tuesday, 13 April 2010


We've featured a number of dominant chords and an alternative 11th inversion on guitar chord of the day before.. This Eb11 inversion has its root on the A string as indicated by the black square in the chord diagram.
Eb11 Guitar Chord
Eb11 Guitar Chord

11th chords can be played in the place of most 7th chords, in place of chord V in major keys. It also quite often precedes a dominant chord e.g:
Eb11 /Eb7

Technically 11th chords use these degrees of the major scale: 1, 3, 5, b7, 9, 11 however in practice the 3rd and often the 5th are usually left out.
Eb11 uses these notes: Eb, G, Bb, Db, F, Ab
Our inversion uses these notes in the this order: Eb, Ab, Db, F with an additional optional Bb on the top E string. Eb11th can also be thought of as an Db major triad with an Eb root note, this is written as a 'slash chord 'Db/Eb'.

Tune in tomorrow for another Guitar Chord Of The Day.