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    Chords in the Key of E Major

    On this page you'll find a visual reference to the diatonic triad and 7th chords in the key of E major. Diatonic is just a fancy word to mean the chords that are formed from the notes in the scale. Plus, you'll find a visual layout representation on a piano keyboard for each chord.

    E Major Scale

    Here are the notes that form the E Major scale. Click on any of the note letters to jump to its chords:

    I ii iii IV V vi viio E F G A B C D M m m M M m d

    The E major scale has four sharps: F, G, C and D.

    • I
    • ii
    • iii
    • IV
    • V
    • vi
    • viio

    E Major Chords

    The diatonic triads and 7th chords in the key of E major are:

    I - E Major & E Major 7th (Tonic)

    E G B D

    • E
    • G
    • B
    • D

    E Major Chord Inversions

    InversionE MajorE Major 7th
    1stG B EG B D E
    2ndB E GB D E G
    3rdD E G B

    ii - F minor & F minor 7th (Supertonic)

    F A C E

    • F
    • A
    • C
    • E

    F Minor Chord Inversions

    InversionF MinorF Minor 7th
    1stA C FA C E F
    2ndC F AC E F A
    3rdE F A C

    iii - G minor & G minor 7th (Mediant)

    G B DF

    • G
    • B
    • D
    • F

    G Minor Chord Inversions

    InversionG MinorG Minor 7th
    1stB D GB D F G
    2ndD G BD F G B
    3rdF G B D

    IV - A Major & A Major 7th (Subdominant)

    A C E G

    • A
    • C
    • E
    • G

    A Major Chord Inversions

    InversionA MajorA Major 7th
    1stC E AC E G A
    2ndE A CE G A C
    3rdG A C E

    V - B Major & B Dominant 7th (Dominant)

    B D F A

    • B
    • D
    • F
    • A

    B Major Chord Inversions

    InversionB MajorB Dominant 7th
    1stD F BD F A B
    2ndF B DF A B D
    3rdA B D F

    vi - C minor & C minor 7th (Submediant)

    C E G B

    • C
    • E
    • G
    • B

    C Minor Chord Inversions

    InversionC MinorC minor 7th
    1stE G CE G B C
    2ndG C EG B C E
    3rdB C E G

    viio - D Diminished & D minor 7th Flat Five (Leading Tone)

    D F A C

    • D
    • F
    • A
    • C

    D Diminished Chord Inversions

    InversionD DiminishedD minor 7th Flat Five
    1stF A DF A C D
    2ndA D FA C D F
    3rdC D F A
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