Eb Minor Piano Chord

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

The Notes in an Eb Minor Chord

The Root

This is one is easy. All you have to do to find the root of a chord is look at the name of the chord. It's the first part of the name! If it's an Eb Minor chord, the root is Eb!

The Min 3rd

The minor third of an Eb Minor chord is Gb. The minor third is up three half-steps from the Root.

Finding Gb from Eb step by step:

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

The 5th

The fifth of an Eb Minor 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 Minor

Root Position

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

1st Inversion

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

2nd Inversion

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

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