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The E flat major scale has three flats, and it is not used often in classical guitar music, though it can be indirectly achieved by playing music in they key of E using a half-step down tuning (a common practice in some genres of popular music, often used to accomodate singers). In classical music, they key of E flat major is often associated with heroic qualities, mainly due to the possibilities it offers in brass writing, and Beethoven's use of it in his Eroica Symphony.

The relative minor scale of E flat major is C minor. The notes that make up the E flat major scale are the same ones used for the F doric mode, G phrygian, A flat lydian, Bb flat mixolydian, C aeolian (or minor), and D locrian.

Below you will find the seven shapes that you can use to play the E flat major scale on your guitar. You will also find a table of chords you can use with the E flat major, toghether with their harmonic function.



Eb major
Pattern I

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Eb major
Pattern II

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Eb major
Pattern III

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Eb major
Pattern IV

      

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Eb major
Pattern V

       

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Eb major
Pattern VI

      

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Ebv major
Pattern VII

     

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The following chords can be played when using the Eb major scale.

I
    Eb 
I7
    Eb7
 
ii
    Fm
II7
    F7
ii7b5
    Fm7b5 
iii
    Gm
III7
    G7 
bIII
    Gb 
IV
    Ab 
ii7b5/iii
    Am7b5 
iv
    Abm
V
    Bb
V7
    Bb7
v
    Bbm
vi
    Cm
VI7
    C7 
bVI
    B 
vii
    Ddim
vii7b5 
    Dm7b5 
bVII
    Db