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Everything you need to know about E Major

Discover the chords in the key of E Major and the power of the circle of fifths. Learn how to use them to unlock creative possibilities and take your music production further.

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About E Major

The key of E Major is a bright and cheerful key, full of joy and optimism. It's the most popular key in popular music, with the tonic note being E and its relative minor key being C# minor. It's built on the Ionian scale, which uses the notes E-F#-G#-A-B-C#-D#-E. This key is often used for upbeat pop and rock music, as well as in many songs from the classical repertoire.

Songs in the key of E Major

Where Is My Mind?
Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
Bob Dylan

Chords in the key of E Major

E, F#m, G#m, A, B, C#m, D#°

Sharps and flats

4 Sharps (F#, C#, G#, D#)

E Major relative minor

C# Minor
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