The key of E Major has a key signature of 4 sharps (F#, C#, G#, and D#). The E Major scale has the notes E, F#, G#, A, B, C#, and D#. It is the 5th most popular key among Major keys and the 5th most popular among all keys. Major keys, along with minor keys, are a common choice for popular songs. The three most important chords, built off the 1st, 4th and 5th scale degrees are all major chords (E Major, A Major, and B Major). For chord progressions, statistics, and tendencies, view this key in Hooktheory Trends
According to the TheoryTab database, songs in E Major draw almost entirely from the following 20 chords. Click on a chord below to show it on the piano and hear how it sounds.
Click on the following songs in E Major to see their chords and melody in the TheoryTab database.
Play or download MIDI files for the following popular chord progressions in E Major.