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).
Notes: E - G# - B
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)
Fingerings: 3-2-1 (LH) 1-2-5 (RH)
E/B (2nd inversion)
Fingerings: 5-2-1 (LH) 1-3-5 (RH)
See also E chords with alternative bass notes ›