How to Play D#/EB ChordNo worries, we’ll teach you both how to play this chord, as well as how to pronounce it’s name.
We are going to show you a few different ways of playing the Eb chord.
But let’s establish that this is a major guitar chord, and clarify what these weird hieroglyphic-type shapes in the name of this chord stand for.
Eb and D# are the same notes, so the D sharp major guitar chord is the same as the E flat minor guitar chord. Other than that, you should note that the b in Eb stands for ‘’flat’’ and # in D# stands for sharp.
Now since we have got that covered, let’s jump right in!
Watch this video to learn How to Play D#/EB Chord
Easy way of playing the E Flat Guitar Chord
For this one, place your index finger on the 6th fret of the 1st string. Your pinky goes to the 8th fret of the 2nd string. Put your ring finger on the 8th fret of the 3rd string. Finally, you should place your middle finger on the 8th fret of the 4th string.
As far as your picking hand goes, you should strum the bottom 4 strings.
Advanced way of playing the E Flat Guitar Chord
To play this Eb chord, bar your index finger across the bottom 5 strings on the 6th fret. Use your ring finger to barre across the 4th, 3rd and 2nd string on the 8th fret.
And voila! There you have it! Much easier than you thought initially, right?
P.S. With your picking hand, you should hit the bottom 5 strings.
Eb Chord Guitar practice tips:
- When reading the Eb chord diagram, you should know that ‘’X’’ signifies a string you do not want to play.
- When playing a full Eb bar chord, pick all strings separately to make sure you have pressed them all strong enough.
- When placing your fingers to play this Eb chord, make sure that you are behind the fret wire. Also, barre’s aside, make sure that you are pressing the strings with your fingertips.
Pro-tip: There are many different ways of playing the E flat major chord on the guitar. Do you want to learn other versions of this chord? Other chords in E flat major scale? Or like, literally everything guitar-related? If the answer is - yes, to any of the above, make sure to join the GuitarZoom membership!