The easy way to learn piano online

E major Piano Chord - How to Play E major on Piano

E major Piano Chord - How to Play E major on Piano
E major Piano Chord - How to Play E major on Piano

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.

E major - Root position

Play chord of E major
E major on piano

The notes required for an E major piano chord are as follows:

  • E
  • G#
  • B

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.

E major root position on piano
Here's how it sounds:

E major - First inversion

Also written as E/G#
E major first inversion on piano

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#.

Here's how it sounds:

E major - Second inversion

Also written as E/B
E major second inversion on piano

Here's how it sounds:
Learn about chord inversions on piano
- Advertisment -
- Advertisment -