E7 chord inversions

E7/G#, E7/B and E7/D are the first, second and third inversions of the E7. This means that the bass tone is shifting from E to G sharp, B or D.


  • E7/G# chord diagram


  • E7/B chord diagram


  • E7/D chord diagram

Theory and information

All these chords consist of the notes E, G#, B, D. The difference is that the order of notes shifts. G# is the bass note in the first inversion, B is the bass note in the second inversion and D is the bass note in the third inversion.

Alternative fingerings

E7/G# can also be played as 420100, the diagram version above omits the 5th. Another E7/G# version with an omitted 5th is (XXX130).One of the alternatives for E7/D is XX045.

Alternative chord names

E7/G# is identical with E7/Ab.
E7/D is identical with E/D.

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