E Minor Seventh Flat five Guitar Chord (Em7b5) | Easy Ways to Play It

E m7b5 guitar chord shapes

The intervals of this chord are Root, Minor Third, diminished Fifth, and Minor Seventh

Some books show this chord as:

  • E Minor Seventh Flat Five
  • E Half-diminished Seventh
  • E Half-diminished 7
  • E Ø7
  • E M7-5
  • E Min7-5
  • Em7b5

The E Minor Seventh Flat five chord is composed of the notes E, G, Bb, and D

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E m7b5 chord Notes:

E G Bb D

Tones of the Minor Seventh Flat five chord:

1
b2
2
b3
3
4
b5
5
#5
6
b7
7

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Em7b5 Guitar Chord Shapes

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How to create your own E m7b5 chord fingerings

Pick some of the tones from the fretboard map below and play this chord in new ways.

1
b3
b7
1
b5
1
b3
b7
b5
b3
1
b3
b7
b5
b5
b7
1
b3
b5
1
b7
b3
b7
b5
1
b3
b7
1

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