In this lesson you’ll learn how to play every variation of a chord of E major on piano, including its root position, first inversion and second inversion.
The notes required for an E major piano chord are as follows:
Start by playing two E notes in your left hand, one octave apart. Once you’re comfortable, play a B note in the middle with your left hand second finger.
Then use your right hand to make up the rest of the chord. Play a G# note with your thumb, and a B with your second. Then stretch your fifth (pinkie) finger up to a high E.
A First Inversion chord of E major uses the exact same notes as the Root Position, but played in a different order. A good way of playing this is with two G# notes in your left hand, one octave apart. Then play a triad chord in your right using the notes B, E and G#.