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E Flat Minor Scale

This guitar scale reference contains the notes, formula, structure, positions, chords, and modes for the E Flat Minor scale. For an in-depth lesson on the minor scale, please see Minor Scale Positions & Theory.

Notes of E Flat Minor Scale

The E♭ Minor Scale contains one natural note, F, and six flats.

E♭ – F – G♭ – A♭ – B♭ – C♭ – D♭

Scale Formula

IntervalsRootMajor 2ndMinor 3rdPerfect 4thPerfect 5thMinor 6thMinor 7th
NotesE♭FG♭A♭B♭C♭D♭

Scale Structure

E Flat Minor is a minor scale and follows the minor scale structure of whole and half step intervals:

W H W W H W W

Whole step half step pattern for e flat minor scale

Scale Positions

The diagrams below outline the 5 CAGED positions for the E Flat Minor scale.

Position 1

E flat minor scale position 1 diagram

Position 2

E flat minor scale position 2 diagram

Position 3

E flat minor scale position 3 diagram

Position 4

E flat minor scale position 4 diagram

Position 5

E flat minor scale position 5 diagram

Chords in the Key of E Flat Minor

Degreeiii°IIIivvVIVII
ChordE♭mFdimG♭A♭mB♭mC♭D♭
Chord NotesE♭ – G♭ – B♭F – A♭ – C♭G♭ – B♭ – D♭A♭ – C♭ – E♭B♭ – D♭ – FC♭ – E♭ – G♭D♭ – F – A♭

Relative and Parallel Scales

Relative Major of E Flat Minor: G Flat Major | G♭ – A♭m – B♭m – C♭ – D♭ – E♭m – Fdim

Parallel Major of E Flat Minor: E Flat Major | E♭ – Fm – Gm – A♭ – B♭ – Cm – D♭dim

Modes

The following are the modes of E Flat Minor:

  • G♭ Ionian (Major)
  • A♭ Dorian (Minor)
  • B♭ Phrygian (Minor)
  • C♭ Lydian (Major)
  • D♭ Mixolydian (Major)
  • E♭ Aeolian (Minor)
  • F Locrian (Minor)
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  • Basics of diatonic harmony and key theory
  • Chords for all the major and minor keys (5 shapes for each chord based on the CAGED system)
  • 5 patterns of the major and minor scales for each major and minor key
  • Theory behind building key chords from major and minor scales
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