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E Flat Major Scale

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

Scale Formula

The scale formula for E♭ Major is:

Root – Major 2nd – Major 3rd – Perfect 4th – Perfect 5th – Major 6th – Major 7th

IntervalsRootMajor 2ndMajor 3rdPerfect 4thPerfect 5thMajor 6thMajor 7th

Scale Structure

E♭ Major is a major scale and follows the major scale structure of whole and half step intervals:


E flat major whole step half step structure

Scale Positions

The diagrams below outline the 5 CAGED positions for the E♭ Major scale.

Position 1

E flat major scale position 1 diagram

Position 2

E flat major scale position 2 diagram

Position 3

E flat major scale position 3 diagram

Position 4

E flat major scale position 4 diagram

Position 5

E flat major scale position 5 diagram

Chords in the Key of E♭ Major

When you harmonize the E♭ Major scale, you get the following chords:

Chord NotesE♭- G – B♭F – A♭ – CG – B♭ – DA♭ – C – E♭B♭ – D – FC – E♭ – GD – 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)
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