E Major Cheat Sheet

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The E Major Scale

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Key Signature

Key signature of E Major showing 4 sharps (F#, C#, G#, and D#)

Relative Keys

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About The Key Of E Major

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

The 20 Most Popular Chords In E Major

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.

Songs In The Key Of E Major

Click on the following songs in E Major to see their chords and melody in the TheoryTab database.

Turn Around
by Conor Maynard
Can't Take My Eyes Off You
by Franki Valli
ERC Song
by Ryan
The Reason
by Hoobastank
Like Dylan in the Movies
by Belle and Sebastian
Summertime
by Kenny Chesney
Red
by Taylor Swift
Best Of You
by Foo Fighters
Beast of Burden
by The Rolling Stones
What's Going On
by Marvin Gaye
That's the Way It Is
by Celine Dion
With A Little Help From My Friends
by The Beatles
Mizuiro Girlfriend
by Plastic Tree
Change The World
by Eric Clapton
California
by Phantom Planet
Not gonna get us
by Tatu
Dance Yrself Clean
by LCD Soundsystem
Thinking of You
by Katy Perry
Black or White
by Michael Jackson
Somebody Kill Me
by Adam Sandler
The Legendary Theme
by COIL
A Day In The Life
by The Beatles
Satisfaction
by The Rolling Stones
Take a Bow
by Rihanna
The One That Got Away
by Katy Perry
Danny's Song
by Anne Murray
Helena
by My Chemical Romance
Just What I Needed
by The Cars
Awesome
by Charles Jenkins
Freedom of '76
by Ween
Viva La Gloria
by Green Day
99 Luftballons
by Nena
Don't Stop Believing
by Journey
I Want To Break Free
by Queen
Everything's not lost
by Coldplay
Blue Eyes Cryin
by Willie Nelson
Hopeless Bleak Despair
by They Might Be Giants
The Cave
by Mumford and Sons
Stray Heart
by Green Day
I Could Fall In Love
by Selena
Sissyneck
by Beck
Octopus' Garden
by The Beatles
Whistle for the Choir
by The Fratellis
We Can't Stop
by Miley Cyrus
Dancing in my Head
by Eric Turner vs Avicii
High and Dry
by Radiohead
Where is my Mind
by Pixies
Save The Last Dance For Me
by The Drifters
Day Tripper
by The Beatles
Kiss You
by One Direction
Santeria
by Sublime
Single Ladies
by Beyonce
Starlight
by Taylor Swift
Hey Soul Sister
by Train
Hard To Say I'm Sorry
by Chicago
Need You Now
by Lady Antebellum
Be My Baby
by The Ronettes
Always Be My Baby
by Mariah Carey
What Makes You Beautiful
by One Direction
Fallin' For You
by Colbie Callait
Nowhere Man
by The Beatles
Lola
by The Kinks

Popular Chord Progressions In The Key Of E Major

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