The key of E Minor has a key signature of 1 sharp (F#). The E Minor scale has the notes E, F#, G, A, B, C, and D. It is the 2nd most popular key among Minor keys and the 8th most popular among all keys. Minor keys, along with major keys, are a common choice for popular music. The three most important chords, built off the 1st, 4th and 5th scale degrees are all minor chords (E minor, A minor, and B minor). For chord progressions, statistics, and tendencies, view this key in Hooktheory Trends
According to the TheoryTab database, songs in E Minor 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 Minor to see their chords and melody in the TheoryTab database.
Play or download MIDI files for the following popular chord progressions in E Minor.