E flat Major scale
the E flat (E♭) major scale has three flats (3 ♭) and according to the flats order they are the B flat, E flat and the A flat (B♭, E♭ & A♭).
The names of the notes in the E flat major scale are: E♭ F G A♭ B♭ C D
Like all other major scales, E flat major scale is composed by this sequence of whole steps and half steps (tones and semitones ):
:1 Whole step / 1 Whole step / 1 half step / 1 Whole step / 1 Whole step / 1 Whole step / 1 half step
: 1 Tone / 1 Tone / 1 semitone / 1 Tone / 1 Tone / 1 Tone / 1 semitone
Key signature of E flat major scale
The key signature of E flat Major has three flats (3♭).
E flat Major scale in most common clefs
E flat Major scale in treble clef (G-clef)
Below is the E flat major scale in treble clef:
E flat Major scale in bass clef
Below is the E flat major scale in bass clef:
E flat Major scale in alto clef
Below is the E flat major scale in alto clef:
E flat Major scale in tenor clef
Below is the E flat major scale in tenor clef:
Scale degrees of E flat major
The degrees of E flat major scale are:
E♭ : degree I (Tonic)
F : degree II (Supertonic)
G : degree III (Mediant)
A♭ : degree IV (Subdominant)
B♭ : degree V (Dominant)
C : degree VI (Submediant)
D : degree VII (Leading Tone)
Closely related keys of E flat Major
Relative minor key of E flat Major
The relative minor key of E flat Major is C minor and below if the C minor natural scale:
Parallel Key of E flat Major
Leading Tone of E flat Major
The leading Tone of E flat Major is D, because Dis the degree VII and is distant to a seventh major of the tonic, or an half step (semitone ) lower than the tonic).
Chords of E flat major scale
Here are triad chords for E flat Major scale:
Chord I : E♭ Major (Notes: E♭ G B♭)
Chord II : F minor (Notes: F A♭ C)
Chord III : G minor (Notes: G B♭ D)
Chord IV : A♭ Major (Notes: A♭ C E♭)
Chord V : B♭ Major (Notes: B♭ D F)
Chord VI : C minor (Notes: C E♭ G)
Chord VII : D diminished (Notes: D F A♭)
E flat major scale on a piano
Below is the E flat major scale on a piano:
You will notice that only the white piano keys are used. Music notes must be played successively from left to right to obtain the ascending scale, or from right to left for the descending scale.
E flat major triad chord
The E flat major triad chord as a root note (E flat), a major third (E flat / G) and a perfect fifth (E flat / B flat):
And below is the E flat major triad chord on a piano keyboard:
Authentic cadence (perfect cadence) in E flat major
Here is an Authentic cadence (perfect cadence ) in E flat major :
E flat Major scale video
Here is a E flat Major scale:
E flat major on the circle of fifths
You can find E flat major on the circle of fifths and its key signature, relative minor key and closely related keys :
Famous works E flat major
Here are some works by famous composers composed in E flat major:
Overture of The Magic Flute by Mozart
Mozart's overture of The Magic Flute is composed in E flat major:
Concerto n°3 in E♭ major K.447 (Allegro) by Mozart
Mozart's Concerto No.3 K.447 is composed in E flat major. Here is a free excerpt recorded in 1953, interpreted by the hornist Dennis Brain (one of my heroes), and conducted by Herbert von Karajan (source, license Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0)
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