E#

How to play the E# (E sharp) Major Chord on your piano or keyboard

From the chord symbol E# we get the following information:The E# chord has the note E# as root noteThe E# chord is a 3-note chord (a triad)The E# chord is a major chordBecause E# is a 3-note chord it also has 3 inversions:Root inversion1st. inversion2nd. inversion


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E# chord – Root inversion (basic inversion) looks like this: E#(same as F) – G##(same as A) – B#(same as C)

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E# chord – 2nd. inversion (root note in the middle of the chord): B#(same as C) – E#(same as F) – G##(same as A)

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E# chord – fingering:

Root inversion:

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NoteE# (F)G## (A)B# (C)

1st. inversion:

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NoteG## (A)B# (C)E# (F)

2nd. inversion:

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NoteB# (C)E# (F)G## (A)
Bb chord – Closely related scales and harmonic functions:

The E# chord is the 1st. step in the E# major scale

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ChordE#F##mG##mA#B#C##mD##m(b5)

The E# chord is the 4th. step in the B# major scale

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ChordB#C##mD##mE#F##G##mA##m(b5)

The E# chord is the 5th.

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in the A# major scale

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ChordA#B#mC##mD#E#F##mG##m(b5)

The Bb chord is the 3rd. step in the G minor scale