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The 11th chord is a dominant chord and is used where you would use a dominant 7th chord.

The 11th chord contains the same notes as the m7th chord a 5th up. Eb11 is also Bbm7.

The standard progression for Easy is I III II V7. In the key of Ab the chords are

Ab,    Cm,    Bbm,    Eb7.
I         III         II         V7.

The song Easy goes Ab, Cm, Bbm7. But instead of going to Eb7, by holding the Bbm7
and just changing the bass note from Bb to Eb, the song goes to the Eb11th chord.

Bbm7 with Eb bass contains the same notes as Eb11. So they are going to V11 (Eb11)
instead of V7 (Eb7).
The standard progression for Midnight Train To Georgia is I III II V7.
In the key of Db the chords are
Db,    Fm,    Ebm,    Ab7
I        III        II         V7.

The song Midnight Train To Georgia goes Db, Fm, Ebm, Ab11.
Instead of going to Ab7 the song goes to the Ab11.
Ab11 is Ebm7 with Ab bass so it is a very simple change going from Ebm to Ebm7 (Ab11).
Ebm7 with Ab bass contains the same notes as Ab11. So the song goes to V11 (Ab11)
instead of V7 (Ab7).

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