E Major Scale

    🐘 Here's a memorable E major scale reference which shows the notes and fingering on a piano keyboard. Plus, an interactive tool to play chord progressions and a list of common chord progressions in the key of E major.

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    E major scale

    notes: E F G A B C D

    relative minor: C♯ minor

    • E
    • F
    • G
    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
    • E
    E
    F♯
    G♯
    C♯
    A
    D♯
    B
    E
    E
    A
    F♯
    B
    G♯
    C♯
    D♯
    E

    left hand

    right hand

    chords in the key of E major

    Tap or use numbers 1 through 7 to trigger the chords. This tool can be used as a chord progression generator.

    I
    E major E G B
    ii
    F minor F A C
    iii
    G minor G B D
    IV
    A major A C E
    V
    B major B D F
    vi
    C minor C E G
    vii°
    D diminished D F A

    last chords played

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    common chord progressions

    Here's list of popular major key chord progressions along with the specific chords they represent in the key of E major. Again, you can use numbers 1 through 7 on your keyboard to trigger the different chords.

    I E maj
    IV A maj
    V B maj
    I E maj
    vi C min
    ii F min
    V B maj
    vi C min
    IV A maj
    I E maj
    V B maj
    I E maj
    iii G min
    IV A maj
    V B maj
    I E maj
    IV A maj
    vi D min
    V B maj
    ii F min
    V B maj
    I E maj
    I E maj
    vi C min
    IV A maj
    V B maj
    I E maj
    IV A maj
    ii F min
    V B maj
    iii G min
    vi C min
    ii F min
    V B maj
    I E maj
    V B maj
    vi C min
    IV A maj
    I E maj
    IV A maj
    V B maj
    I E maj
    I E maj
    V B maj
    ii F min
    iii G min

    showhide degrees & intervals

    degreesnotesintervals
    1: TonicEUnison
    2: SupertonicFMajor 2nd
    3: MediantGMajor 3rd
    4: SubdominantAPerfect 4th
    5: DominantBPerfect 5th
    6: SubmediantCMajor 6th
    7: Leading ToneDMajor 7th
    1: Octave/TonicEPerfect 8th

    making a major scale

    🔧 The major scales are constructed using this note pattern:

    • W-W-H-W-W-W-H
    ◈◈◈

    W = Whole step   H = Half step


    go to a different major or minor scale

    C majorD majorF majorG majorA majorB majorD/C majorE/D majorG/F majorA/G majorB/A major

    C minorD minorE minorF minorG minorA minorB minor C/D minorD/E minorF/G minorG/A minorA/B minor


    piano samples

    The piano samples used here are from “ Salamander Grand Piano V3 ” by Alexander Holm, licensed under CC BY 3.0.

    drum samples

    The drum samples used here are from “ Mailbox Badger : Public Domain Drum Samples : Vol. 2 ”by Mailbox Badger/Patrick Callan, licensed under CC BY 3.0.


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