[Solved] What is the E7 chord?
I'm working on CAGED chords, and in some charts I see the chord E7. I know this isn't a major or minor 7. I sometimes see Edim7, are they the same thing?
We're getting into the slightly murky world of 'musical slang' here.
In general, I see E7 as E dominant 7 as, or E major with a minor 7.
Major 7 = 1, 3, 5, 7
Minor 7 = 1, 3b, 5, 7b
Dominant 7 (E7)= 1, 3, 5, 7b
Hope that helps?
I have seen E7 used for E major 7, depending on your situation you'll need to:
- Use your ears (maj and dom 7 sound very different!)
- Ask for clarification
- Check if there are chord charts available for what you are playing.
It's been a while since I wrote it, but this blog: https://www.zaidcrowe.co.uk/building-on-guitar-chords-for-beginners/ may help too 🙂
Edit, I also just found this rather useful table (see attachements) which might help with the other 7th chords: https://www.musictheoryacademy.com/understanding-music/seventh-chords/
That's great thank you!