How to Play an E Flat Major Chord on the Piano

Major Chords

Let’s look at how to play an E flat major chord on the piano. Once we know the pattern for building this chord, we can use it to build any other major chord!

What Are Major Chords?

We can build major chords using the first, third and fifth notes of the matching major scale. So if we want to build an E flat major chord, we’ll use the first, third and fifth notes of the E flat major scale to build the chord.

You can learn the pattern for building a major scale here.

How to Play an E Flat Major Chord

So to play an E flat major chord, we’ll use the first, third and fifth notes of the E flat major scale: E♭ – G – B♭

e flat major chord piano

We can use this pattern to build any other major chord!

One way to play creatively with chords is to use inversions. Inversions are really fun, because they give us lots of options for playing the same chord in many places all over the piano! You can learn all about inversions and how to play them here.

chord types piano printable pdf

Chord Types Printable

Learn to play 17 types of piano chords using 12 different root notes with this 34-page PDF! Chords are sorted both by their root note (C, D, E, etc.) and type (major, minor, augmented, diminished, etc.).

Conclusion

Now you know how to play an E flat major chord on the piano, and you can use that knowledge to build any other major chord!

Using chords to play the piano is so much fun, and gives you the building blocks to create your own music!

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