E♭ Major

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The E♭ major chord is a triad formed from a root (E♭), a major third (G) and a perfect fifth (B♭).

How to play E♭ major on the piano

The E♭ major chord uses the root of E♭. To find the E♭, look at the black keys in groups of two on the piano. Focus on the right black key in these groups to locate the E♭.

To play E♭ major, you use the following notes: E♭, G, and B♭. To play the root position chord with your right hand, you'd use with the following fingers:

B♭ - Fifth finger (5)
G - Third finger (3)
E♭ - First finger (1)

With your left hand, you play the chord with the following fingers:

B♭ - First finger (1)
G - Third finger (3)
E♭ - Fifth finger (5)

Some songs and pieces might require you to play E♭ major using different fingers. To see how the chord is built, watch our video above.

What are the inversions of E♭ major?

Beyond its root chord position, E♭ major has two inversions. Learn how to play the 1st and 2nd inversion of the chord below.

How to play the 1st inversion of E♭ major

The 1st inversion of E♭ major places the G as its lowest note. To play the chord with your right hand, use the following fingers:

E♭ - Fifth finger (5)
B♭ - Second finger (2)
G - First finger (1)

How to play the 2nd inversion of E♭ major

To play the 2nd inversion of E♭ major, place the B♭ as the lowest note and use the following fingers on your right hand:

G - Fifth finger (5)
E♭ - Third finger (3)
B♭ - First finger (1)

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