Diatonic Chords of E Major Scale
How to form diatonic chords of E major scale?
E Major Scale
E – F♯ – G♯ – A – B – C♯ – D♯ – E are the notes of the E major scale.
Diatonic chords are formed by stacking two generic third notes above each scale note.
E Major Diatonic Chords
These are the seven major scale diatonic chords that come from the E major scale.
Each major scale diatonic chord is labelled with a roman numeral number, and follows the same pattern:
I, ii, iii, IV, V, vi, viiº
We use uppercase roman numeral numbers to represent major chords, lowercase to represent minor chords, uppercase with a small plus sign to represent augmented chords, and lowercase with a small circle to represent diminished chords.
First, fourth and fifth chords of a major scale will always be major chords. Second, third and sixth chords of a major scale will always be minor chords. Seventh chord of a major scale will always be diminished chords.
The seven diatonic chords formed from the key of E major are:
I. E – G♯ – B (E major chord)
ii. F♯ – A – C♯ (F Sharp minor chord)
iii. G♯ – B – D♯ (G Sharp minor chord)
IV. A – C♯ – E (A major chord)
V. B – D♯ – F♯ (B major chord)
vi. C♯ – E – G♯ (C Sharp minor chord)
viiº. D♯ – F♯ – A (D Sharp diminished chord)
These are the chords that are diatonic to the E major scale. They are directly related to the E major key and make a harmonic sound for music in the same key.
Categories: Major Scale Diatonic Chords