How to Play an E Flat 5 Chord on the Piano

Fifth Chords

Let’s look at how to play an E flat 5 chord on the piano. We’ll also learn the pattern for building any other fifth chord.

What Are Fifth Chords?

Fifth chords are built using the first and fifth notes of the matching major scale.

Learn how to build a major scale here.

Another way to think of fifth chords is to play the lowest and highest notes of the matching major chord, leaving out the middle note.

How to Play an E Flat 5 Chord on the Piano

So to play an E flat 5 chord, we’ll play the first and fifth notes of the E flat major scale:

E♭ – B♭

e flat 5 chord piano

We can use this pattern to build any other fifth chord, playing the first and fifth notes of the matching major scale!

piano chords chart pdf printable

Chord Types Printable

Learn to play 17 types of piano chords using 12 different root notes with this 35-page PDF! Chords are sorted both by their root note and type.

Other Chord Types

Some of the other chord types you can learn are:

Major
Minor
Augmented
Diminished
Second
Minor Second
Suspended
Sixth
Minor Sixth
Seventh
Minor Seventh
Major Seventh
Ninth
Minor Ninth
Major Ninth

Conclusion

Now you know how to play an E flat 5 chord, and you can use that knowledge to build any other fifth chord.

Using chords to play creatively at the piano is a wonderful way to enjoy music!

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