Eb Major Piano Chord

Root
Eb
3rd
G
5th
Bb
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
Eb
G
Bb

The Notes in an Eb Major Chord

The Root

You'll have no trouble finding the root of an Eb Major chord, because it's what gives an Eb Major chord it's name: It's the note Eb.

The 3rd

The third of an Eb Major chord is G. The third is up four half-steps from the Root.

Finding G from Eb step by step:

  • Start on: Eb
  • Step 1: move up to E
  • Step 2: move up to F
  • Step 3: move up to Gb
  • Step 4: Land on G
3rd
G
Root
Eb
1
2
3
  • E is a minor second above Eb.
  • F is a major 2nd above Eb.
  • Gb is a minor third above Eb.
  • G is a major third above Eb.

The 5th

The fifth of an Eb Major chord is Bb. The fifth is down five half-steps from the Root.

Finding Bb from Eb step by step:

  • Start on: Eb
  • Step 1: move down to D
  • Step 2: move down to Db
  • Step 3: move down to C
  • Step 4: move down to B
  • Step 5: Land on Bb
5th
Bb
Root
Eb
1
2
3
4
  • D is a minor second below Eb.
  • Db is a major 2nd below Eb.
  • C is a minor third below Eb.
  • B is a major third below Eb.
  • Bb is a fourth below Eb. The 5th is down a fourth? Confusing, right? The note Bb is down 5 half-steps from Eb, but up 7 half-steps from Eb:
5th
Bb
Root
Eb
1
2
3
4
5
6

The Inversions of Eb Major

Root Position

Root
Eb
3rd
G
5th
Bb
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
Eb
G
Bb

1st Inversion

3rd
G
5th
Bb
Root
Eb
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
G
Bb
Eb

2nd Inversion

5th
Bb
Root
Eb
3rd
G
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
Bb
Eb
G

Other Major Chords

C, C#, Db, D, D#, Eb, E, F, F#, Gb, G, G#, Ab, A, A#, Bb, B

See all major chords