This guitar scale reference contains the notes, formula, structure, positions, chords, and modes for the E Minor scale. For an in-depth lesson on the minor scale, please see Minor Scale Positions & Theory.
Notes of E Minor Scale
The E Minor Scale contains one sharp, F#. The rest of the notes are all naturals.
E – F# – G – A – B – C – D
|Intervals||Root||Major 2nd||Minor 3rd||Perfect 4th||Perfect 5th||Minor 6th||Minor 7th|
E Minor is a minor scale and follows the minor scale structure of whole and half step intervals:
W H W W H W W
The diagrams below outline the 5 CAGED positions for the E Minor scale.
Chords in the Key of E Minor
|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 Major of E Minor: G major | G – Am – Bm – C – D – Em – F#dim
Parallel Major of E Minor: E major | E – F#m – G#m – A – B – C#m – Ddim
The following are the modes of E Minor:
- G Ionian (Major)
- A Dorian (Minor)
- B Phrygian (Minor)
- C Lydian (Major)
- D Mixolydian (Major)
- E Aeolian (Minor)
- F# Locrian (Minor)