Diatonic Chords of E Minor Scale
How to form diatonic chords of E minor scale?
E Minor Scale
E – F♯ – G – A – B – C – D – E are the notes of the E minor scale.
Diatonic chords are formed by stacking two generic third notes above each scale note.
E Minor Diatonic Chords
These are the seven minor scale diatonic chords that come from the E minor scale.
Each diatonic chord is labelled with a roman numeral number.
All natural minor scales follow the same patten:
i, iiº, III, iv, v, VI, VII
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 natural minor scale will always be minor. Third, sixth and seventh chords of a natural minor scale will always be major. Second chord of a natural minor scale will always be diminished.
The seven diatonic chords formed from the key of E minor are:
i. E – G – B (E minor chord)
iiº. F♯ – A – C (F Sharp diminished chord)
III. G – B – D (G major chord)
iv. A – C – E (A minor chord)
v. B – D – F♯ (B minor chord)
VI. C – E – G (C major chord)
VII. D – F♯ – A (D major chord)
These are the chords that are diatonic to the E minor scale. They are directly related to the E minor key and make a harmonic sound for music in the same key.
Categories: Minor Scale Diatonic Chords