The key of E Dorian has a key signature of 2 sharps (F#, and C#). It is the 2nd most popular key among Dorian keys and the 31st most popular among all keys. The E Dorian scale is similar to the E Minor scale except that its 6th note is a half step higher (C♯). Chord progressions in Dorian have a characteristic sound due to the major quality of the chord built on the 4th scale degree. For chord progressions, statistics, and tendencies, view this key in Hooktheory Trends
According to the TheoryTab database, songs in E Dorian 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 Dorian to see their chords and melody in the TheoryTab database.
Play or download MIDI files for the following popular chord progressions in E Dorian.