Eb Major

E flat Major scale for guitar.
The Eb Major is a seven-note scale. Notes are displayed in the diagram with blue color with the root notes indicated by darker color. The root notes are always Eb tones. In the two-octave pattern, the first root note is on the 6th string, 11th fret.

Eb Major 2 octaves

Eb Major scale diagram

Eb Major full fretboard

Eb Major scale whole guitar neck diagram

Eb Major note names

Eb Major scale with note letters diagram

Shape 1 (10th position) with fingerings

Eb Major scale shape diagram 10th pos

Shape 2 (1st position) with fingerings

Eb Major scale shape diagram 1st pos

Shape 3 (3rd position) with fingerings

Eb Major scale shape diagram 3rd pos

Shape 4 (5th position) with fingerings

Eb Major scale shape diagram 5th pos

Shape 5 (7th position) with fingerings

Eb Major scale shape diagram 7th pos

Root on 5th string

Eb Major scale diagram
Notes: Eb - F - G - Ab - Bb - C - D Intervals: 2 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 1 Type: Septonic 

The scale displayed with its numeric formula and scale degrees.

Formula Notes Intervals Degrees
1 Eb Unison Tonic
2 F Major second Supertonic
3 G Major third Mediant
4 Ab Perfect fourth Subdominant
5 Bb Perfect fifth Dominant
6 C Sixth Submediant
7 DMajor seventh Leading tone

The interval formula (2 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 1) can be expound into specific notes of the scale.

Notes (ascending) Interval
Eb-F M2
Eb-G M3
Eb-Ab P4
Eb-Bb P5
Eb-C M6
Eb-D M7
Notes (descending) Interval
Eb-D m2
Eb-C m3
Eb-Bb P4
Eb-Ab P5
Eb-G m6
Eb-F m7

Abbreviations are used: M / m stands for major / minor and P stands for perfect.

The main three-note and four-note chords that are related to this scale are the following:

Chord Fingering Chord Fingering
Eb X68886 Ebmaj7 X68786
Fm 133111 Fm7 131111
Gm 355333 Gm7 353333
Ab 466544 Abmaj7 465544
Bb X13331 Bb7 X13131
Cm X35543 Cm7 X35343
Ddim X5676X Dm7b5 X5656X

The tones in these chords correspond to the tones of the Eb Major scale in which Eb is the tonic triad and Ebmaj7 the tonic 7th chord.
The second and fourth columns include short notations for the chords in the first and third columns respectively. These are based on common ways to play the chord, but there are other alternatives. See more about this notation system on the FAQ page.

The E flat Major consists of seven notes. These can be described as intervals, as semi-notes or steps on the guitar fingerboard, written as 2 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 1 from the first note to the next octave.
The scale can be played on the guitar from different starting positions in which Eb functions as the tonic.
The Eb Major is relative to C Minor, which means that both scales include the same notes but with different tonal center.
The Eb Major is identical with the Eb Ionian mode.

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The E flat scale presented in sheet music notation.

Eb Major scale with musical notes

The sheet music includes two octaves played ascending and descending. In musical notation, the key of Eb is indicated by its key signature with three flats.