Music Guide #2 – The Key Of E Flat Major
Chords In The Key Of E Flat Major
What are the chords in the key of E flat major?
Take a look at the Eb major scale. The notes of this scale are Eb F G Ab Bb C D. Each of these notes is the root note of one of the chords in E flat major. The pattern of chords in a major key is Major Minor Minor Major Major Minor Diminished.
Therefore, the triad chords in this key are Eb major, F minor, G minor, Ab major, Bb major, C minor and D diminished. The four note chords are Eb major seventh, F minor seventh, G minor seventh, Ab major seventh, Bb dominant seventh, C minor seventh, and D minor seventh flat five.
All of these chords make use of the notes in the Eb major scale only.
The Key Of D Sharp Major The key of D sharp major makes use of the same chords and scale notes except that the notes and chords have different names. But because of notation difficulties caused by the need for a double sharp, this key is hardly used.
Numerals indicate each chord’s position relative to the scale. Those for major chords are capitalized while minor and diminished chords are lower case.
- 1 – Eb major, Eb major seventh (Ebmaj, Ebmaj7)
- 2 – F minor, F minor seventh (Fm, Fm7)
- 3 – G minor, G minor seventh (Gm, Gm7)
- 4 – Ab major, Ab major seventh (Ab, Abmaj 7)
- 5 – Bb major, Bb dominant seventh (Bb, Bb7)
- 6 – C minor, C minor seventh (Cm, Cm7)
- 7 – D diminished, D minor seventh flat five (D°, Dm7b5)
Piano Chords In The Key Of E Flat Major
E-flat major (or the key of E-flat) is a major scale based on E♭, with the pitches E♭, F, G, A♭, B♭, C, and D. Its key signature has three flats: B, E, and A. Its relative minor is C minor, while its parallel minor is E♭ minor (or enharmonically D♯ minor).
Relative key: C minor
Parallel key: E-flat minor enharmonic: D-sharp minor
Dominant key: B-flat major
Subdominant: A-flat major
E♭, F, G, A♭, B♭, C, D
C minor is a minor scale based on C, consisting of the pitches C, D, E♭, F, G, A♭, and B♭. Its key signature consists of three flats. Its relative major is E♭ major and its parallel major is C major.
Relative key: E♭ major
Parallel key: C major
Dominant key: G minor
Subdominant: F minor
C, D, E♭, F, G, A♭, B♭