E Diminished Chord

Also known as:
Edim , Eo

The E Diminished Chord has a diminished quality which is made by stacking minor Third intervals creating a minor Third, a diminished (lowered or flattened) Fifth that together produce a dark, tense sound. E Diminished Chord contains the notes E, G, B. The E Diminished Chord is a Triad type chord which means it consists of only three notes, the Root E, the Third G, and the Fifth B.

Below you will find the E Diminished Chord notes, notation, degrees, intervals, related scales and chords, and more.


E, G, B





E > E0Perfect Unison (P1)
E > G3minor 3rd (m3)
E > B6Diminished 5th (d5 or Tritone)

Scales related to E Diminished Chord

Chords related to E Diminished Chord

Enharmonic Equivalent

Chord with the same root and notes as the E Diminished Chord but different spelling.

D♯ Diminished Chord

Same Notes

Chords that have all of the same notes (in any spelling) as the E Diminished Chord.

D♯ Diminished Chord

Same Root Note

Chords that include the same notes (in any spelling) as the E Diminished Chord and have the same root note.

E Diminished Seventh Chord

E Half Diminished Seventh (Minor Seventh Flat Five) Chord

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