E major chord

E major chord for piano (including E/G# and E/B inversions) presented by keyboard diagrams.
Explanation: The regular E chord is a triad, meaning that it consists of three notes. On the picture of the keyboard, you can see the three notes of the E chord marked in red color.
Theory: The E major chord is constructed with a rootThe lowest note in the chord, a major thirdAn interval consisting of four semitones, the 3rd scale degree and a perfect fifthAn interval consisting of seven semitones, the 5th scale degree.
Fingerings: Little finger, middle finger, thumb (left hand); thumb, middle finger, little finger (right hand).


E chord diagram with marked notes E - G# - B
Notes: E - G# - B
Left hand: 5-3-1
Right hand: 1-3-5

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E major - inversions

Explanation: E/G# is an E major chord with G# as the bass note and E/B is an E major chord with B as the bass note.

E/G# (1st inversion)

E/G# chord diagram
Fingerings: 3-2-1 (LH) 1-2-5 (RH)

E/B (2nd inversion)

E/B chord diagram
Fingerings: 5-2-1 (LH) 1-3-5 (RH)

See also E chords with alternative bass notes ›

E chord categories

E Em E7 Em7 Emaj7 EmM7 E6 Em6 E6/9 E5 E9 Em9 Emaj9 E11 Em11 Emaj11 E13 Em13 Emaj13 Eadd E7-5 E7+5 Esus Edim Edim7 Em7b5 Eaug Eaug7