E♭ minor

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

How to play E♭ minor on the piano

On the keyboard of the piano, you'll notice black keys in groups of two and three. In those groups of two, the right black key is E♭, the root of the E♭ minor chord.

E♭ minor consists of the following notes: E♭, G♭, and B♭. To find G♭, go one half-step down from G. Use the following fingers to play the chord with your right hand:

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

With your left hand, the root position of the chord would be played using the following fingers:

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

The music you're playing might require you to play the chord with different fingers. If you haven't yet, check out our video above to get a sense of how to build the E♭ minor chord.

What are the inversions of E♭ minor?

You've already learned how to play E♭ minor in its root position. Now, you can learn how to play the 1st and 2nd inversions of the chord by following the steps below.

How to play the 1st inversion of E♭ minor

For the 1st inversion of E♭ minor, place the G♭ as the lowest note in the chord. Play the inversion with your right hand by using the following fingers:

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

How to play the 2nd inversion of E♭ minor

The 2nd inversion of E♭ minor puts the B♭ as the lowest note in the chord. To play the inversion, use the following fingers:

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

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