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Eb Major

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From your perspective, as you look down at the fretboard:

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STEP BY STEP

How to play a Eb Major chord on the guitar

  1. Make a barre with your first finger on the third fret.
  2. Put your second finger on the fourth fret of the second string.
  3. Put your third finger on the fifth fret of the fourth string.
  4. Put your fourth finger on the sixth fret of the fifth string.
  5. Strum only the highest five strings.

THEORY

Eb Major is a major triad, built up of the root, the major third, and the perfect fifth:

Here is how those notes are actually distributed across your fretboard

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Here’s how you might play the same chord on the piano:

HOW IT’S USED

The most common progression you’ll likely see with Eb Major is going from Eb, to Ab, to Bb, or I, IV, V.

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Ab
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Bb

Adding in the minor six chord (Cm), you have the classic `I-V-iv-IV` pattern:

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Bb
Cm
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Ab
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SEE ALSO

Other common chords in the key of Eb Major:

HOW TO PLAY
Bb Major
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HOW TO PLAY
Ab Major
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HOW TO PLAY
C Minor
HOW TO PLAY
G Minor