E7 Piano Chord

E7

E Dominant 7th (with 5th)

Root
E
3rd
G#
5th
B
Min 7th
D
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
E
G#
B
D

The Notes in a E Dominant 7th (with 5th) Chord

The 3rd

Finding G# from E step by step:

  • Start on: E
  • Step 1: move up to F
  • Step 2: move up to F#
  • Step 3: move up to G
  • Step 4: Land on G#
3rd
G#
Root
E
1
2
3
  • F is a minor second above E.
  • F# is a major 2nd above E.
  • G is a minor third above E.
  • G# is a major third above E.

The 5th

Finding B from E step by step:

  • Start on: E
  • Step 1: move up to F
  • Step 2: move up to F#
  • Step 3: move up to G
  • Step 4: move up to G#
  • Step 5: move up to A
  • Step 6: move up to Bb
  • Step 7: Land on B
5th
B
Root
E
1
2
3
4
5
6
  • F is a minor second above E.
  • F# is a major 2nd above E.
  • G is a minor third above E.
  • G# is a major third above E.
  • A is a fourth above E.
  • Bb is a flat fifth above E.
  • B is a fifth above E.

The Min 7th

Finding D from E step by step:

  • Start on: E
  • Step 1: move down to D#
  • Step 2: Land on D
Min 7th
D
Root
E
1
  • D# is a minor second below E.
  • D is a major 2nd below E. The min 7th is down a major 2nd? Confusing, right? The note D is down 2 half-steps from E, but up 10 half-steps from E:
Min 7th
D
Root
E
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9