E7 chord

E7 chord for guitar in different forms, including open and barre chords.


E7 chord diagram 020100

A common way to play the chord (020130, shown below, and 022130 are also common). E7 is a four-note chord consisting of E, G#, B, D.

Alternative shapes


  • E7 chord diagram 020130

E7 barre

  • E7 barre shape X79797


  • E7 chord diagram 0X010X


  • E7 chord diagram X76765X

Relevant chords


  • E7sus4 shape

Try in a chord progression

C - F - E7 - Am

Theory and information

Chord names

E7 is a dominant chord. A less common abbreviation is Edom7.

Notes in the chord

The notes that the E7 chord consists of are E, G#, B, D.
To get E9 add F#.
To get Emaj7 replace D with D#.

Finger position

For the 020100 fingering: long (2nd) finger on 5th string, 2nd fret, index (1st) finger on 3rd string, 1st fret.


The E seventh is constructed with the formula 1-3-5-b7. In pictured version below the root (1st) is tripled on the open strings:

E7 chord diagram with intervals


1st inversion: E7/G# (means that G# is the bass note).
2nd inversion: E7/B (means that B is the bass note).
3rd inversion: E7/D (means that D is the bass note).
Diagrams of these inversions

Assorted slash chords

Versions with alternate bass notes in short notation:

E7/F#: 220100
E7/A: X00100
E7/C: X30100
E7/C#: X40100

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Alternative chord names

E7/F# is theoretically identical with E9/F#.
E7/A is theoretically identical with E11/A.
E7/C# is theoretically identical with E13/C#.


E7 (no3) is an E dominant 7th with no third (G#).
E7 (no5) is an E dominant 7th with no fifth (B).

Written in tab format (main version in open position)

- 0 -
- 0 -
- 1 -
- 0 -
- 2 -
- 0 -

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