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The Key of Eb Major: Chords based on the Eb Major Scale: Eb, F, G, Ab, Bb, C, D and Eb

Notice that the key of Eb has three flats. The Bb, Eb and the Ab.

Note: It is recommended that you learn the basic chords in the key of C Major first, before learning any of the other keys, since the page for the key of C teaches the basic theory behind chord construction. More theory is included in the key of G lesson also. The rest of the lessons operate under the assumption that you already understand the theory presented in the first two lessons.

Chart 1: The Basic chords in the key of Eb

Chord: Eb Major Numeric: XX1343 Fingering: XX1243
Chord: F Minor Numeric: 133111 Fingering: 134111   1st Fret is barred
Chord: G Minor Numeric: 355333 Fingering: 134111   3rd Fret is barred
Chord: Ab Major Numeric: 466544 Fingering: 134211   4th Fret is barred
Chord: Bb Major Numeric: X13331 Fingering: X12341   1st Fret is barred
Chord: C Minor Numeric: X35543 Fingering: X13421   3rd Fret is barred
Chord: Bb 7th Numeric: X13131 Fingering: X13141   1st Fret is barred

You have some substitute chords below in the next chart. The same rules apply in this key that you have already applied from the previous keys.

Chart 2: Some substitute chords for the key of Eb

Chord: Eb Major 7th Numeric: XX1333 Fingering: XX1333   3rd Fret is barred
Chord: F Minor 7th Numeric: 131111 Fingering: 131111    1st Fret is barred
Chord: G Minor 7th Numeric: 353333 Fingering: 131111    3rd Fret is barred
Chord: Ab Major 7th Numeric: XX6543 Fingering: XX4321
Chord: C Minor 7th Numeric: X35343 Fingering: X13121   3rd Fret is barred

Now let's move on to the 9th chords. Notice that on the C Minor 9th chord we use double digits in the fret numbers in the numeric chart. Numeric charts that contain double digit fret numbers will have the fret numbers separated by commas.

Chart 3: More substitute chords for the key of Eb

Chord: Eb Major 9th Numeric: X6576X Fingering: X2143X
Chord: F Minor 9th Numeric: 131113 Fingering: 131114   1st Fret is barred
Chord: Ab Major 9th Numeric: X66886 Fingering: X11341   6th Fret is barred
Chord: C Minor 9th Numeric: 8, 10, 8, 8, 8, 10 Fingering: 131114   8th Fret is barred
Chord: Bb 9th Numeric: X10234 Fingering: X10234

Okay, let's move on to the suspended 2nd and suspended 4th chords.

Chart 4: Even more substitute chords for the key of Eb

Chord: C Suspended  2nd Numeric: X35533 Fingering: X13411  3rd Fret is barred
Chord: C Suspended  4th Numeric: X35563 Fingering: X12341  3rd Fret is barred
Chord: F Suspended  2nd Numeric: XX3563 Fingering: XX1341  3rd Fret is barred
Chord: F Suspended  4th Numeric: 133311 Fingering: 123411   1st Fret is barred
Chord: G Suspended  4th Numeric: 355533 Fingering: 123411   3rd Fret is barred

The Key of C Minor:       Chords based on the C Harmonic Minor Scale

The relative minor key to the Key of Eb is C Minor. The following chords in Chart 5 are based on the C Harmonic Minor Scale. The C Harmonic Minor Scale is comprised of the following notes: C, D, Eb, F, G, Ab, B and C
 

Chart 5: The basic chords in the key of C Minor

Chord: C Minor Numeric: X35543 Fingering: X13421   3rd Fret is barred
Chord: D Diminished Numeric: XX0101 Fingering: XX0102
Chord: Eb Augmented Numeric: X6544X Fingering: X3211X   4th Fret is barred
Chord: F Minor Numeric: 133111 Fingering: 134111   1st Fret is barred
Chord: G Major Numeric: 320003 Fingering: 320004
Chord: Ab Major Numeric: 466544 Fingering: 134211   4th Fret is barred
Chord: B Diminished Numeric: XX3434 Fingering: XX1314   3rd Fret is barred

The 6th Chord:

Now for the 6th chords.

Chart 6: Major and Minor 6th chords

Chord: Eb 6th Numeric: XX1313 Fingering: XX1314   1st Fret is barred
Chord: F Minor 6th Numeric: XX3534 Fingering: XX1312   3rd Fret is barred
Chord: Ab 6th Numeric: XX6564 Fingering: XX3241
Chord: Bb 6th Numeric: X13333 Fingering: X13333   3rd Fret is barred

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