Chords in the Key of E major
This session will show you the main chords in the key of E major.
E major F# minor G# minor A major B major C# minor
The 6 chords above are the main chords in the key of E major.
The Key of E major consists of 3 major chords & 3 minor chords.
(Each key also has a diminished chord - more of that later!)
All Keys follow the same pattern - for example:
The Key of E major is:
E major, F# minor, G# minor, A major, B major & C# minor.
I IIm IIIm IV V VIm
(go to Session Six for explanation of above - I IIm IIIm IV V VIm)
Have a go at the following 6 Chord Progressions in the Key of E major.
Count 4 beats for each chord.
Make up some progressions of your own.
(In the progressions below F#m = F# minor; G#m = G# minor; C#m = C# minor
1. E / / / A / / / B / / / E / / /
2. E / / / B / / / A / / / B / / /
3. E / / / B / / / C#m / / / A / / /
4. E / / / C#m / / / A / / / B / / /
5. E / / / B / / / C#m / / / G#m / / /
6. E / / / G#m / / / A / / / B / / /