This guitar scale reference contains the notes, formula, structure, positions, chords, and modes for the E Flat Major scale. For an in-depth lesson on the major scale, please see Major Scale Patterns, Positions and Theory.
Notes of E♭ Major Scale
The E♭ Major Scale contains three flats, E♭, A♭ and B♭.
E♭ – F – G – A♭ – B♭ – C – D
The scale formula for E♭ Major is:
Root – Major 2nd – Major 3rd – Perfect 4th – Perfect 5th – Major 6th – Major 7th
|Intervals||Root||Major 2nd||Major 3rd||Perfect 4th||Perfect 5th||Major 6th||Major 7th|
E♭ Major is a major scale and follows the major scale structure of whole and half step intervals:
W W H W W W H
The diagrams below outline the 5 CAGED positions for the E♭ Major scale.
Chords in the Key of E♭ Major
When you harmonize the E♭ Major scale, you get the following chords:
|Chord Notes||E♭- G – B♭||F – A♭ – C||G – B♭ – D||A♭ – C – E♭||B♭ – D – F||C – E♭ – G||D – F – A♭|
Relative and Parallel Scales
Relative Minor of E♭ Major: C Minor | Cm – Ddim – E♭ – Fm – Gm – A♭ – B♭
Parallel Minor of E♭ Major: E♭ Minor | E♭m – Fdim – G♭ – A♭m – B♭m – C♭ – D♭
The following are the modes of E♭ Major:
- E♭ Ionian (Major)
- F Dorian (Minor)
- G Phrygian (Minor)
- A♭ Lydian (Major)
- B♭ Mixolydian (Major)
- C Aeolian (Minor)
- D Locrian (Minor)