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E 9b5 Description

The E9b5 chord is made up of the Root, Major Third, diminished Fifth, Minor Seventh, and Major Ninth

Some chord charts name this chord as:

  • E Dominant Ninth Flat Five
  • E 9-5
  • E 9(b5)
  • E Dom9b5
  • E9b5

The notes in the E9b5 chord are E, G#, Bb, D, and F#

Learn 3 positions for this chord

Position 1

Fingers Positions

  • Let the low E string play without pressing any fret
  • Mute the A string
  • Place your index finger (1) on the fret 2 of the D and high E strings at the same time
  • Place your middle finger (2) on the fret 3 of the G string
  • Place your ring finger (3) on the fret 3 of the B string

Position Characteristics

  • This position requires barre
  • This position uses open strings

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Position 2

Fingers Positions

  • Place your index finger (1) on the fret 6 of the low E, D and high E strings at the same time
  • Place your middle finger (2) on the fret 7 of the A string
  • Place your ring finger (3) on the fret 7 of the G string
  • Place your pinky finger (4) on the fret 7 of the B string

Position Characteristics

  • This position requires barre
  • This position is movable

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Position 3

Fingers Positions

  • Let the low E string play without pressing any fret
  • Place your index finger (1) on the fret 11 of the A, G and B strings at the same time
  • Place your middle finger (2) on the fret 12 of the D string
  • Place your ring finger (3) on the fret 12 of the high E string

Position Characteristics

  • This position requires barre
  • This position uses open strings

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