The E Diminished Seventh chord is made up of the Root, Minor Third, diminished Fifth, and Diminished Seventh
Some chord charts name this chord as:
- E Diminished Seventh
- E Dim
- E Diminished 7
- E O7
The Edim7 chord is made up of the notes E, G, Bb, and Db
You can play all the inversions of a Diminished 7th chord by shifting the same shape up or down the neck a minor third (3 frets) , because this kind of chord is symmetrical.
Notes in the E dim7 chord:
Chord formula for the Diminished Seventh chord:
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Pick some of the tones from the fretboard map below and play this chord in new ways.
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