The E flat augmented chord (Eb+) is an E flat Major chord, with a raised 5th. It contains the notes Eb, G and B.
Each note of the E flat augmented chord is separated by an interval of a Major 3rd. Because every interval inside the Eb augmented chord is identical, it is known as a symmetrical chord. Another way of looking at this is as follows – If you play an augmented chord starting from any of the notes inside the Eb+ chord, the new chord will contain the same notes as the E flat augmented chord:
- The Eb augmented chord contains the notes Eb, G, B
- The G augmented chord contains the notes G, B, D# (same as Eb)
- The B augmented chord contains the notes B, D# (same as Eb), Fx (that’s F double sharp, which is the same note as G
Some Quick Eb+ Chord Theory
- The Eb augmented chord contains the notes Eb, G and B.
- The Eb+ chord is produced by playing the 1st (root), 3rd and sharp 5th note of the Eb Major scale.
- The Eb augmented chord (just like all augmented chords) contains the following intervals (from the root note): Major 3rd, Major 3rd, Major 3rd (back to the root note).
- E flat augmented is an Eb chord, with the Bb raised to B.
- The E flat augmented chord resolves naturally to the Ab minor or Ab Major chord.
10 Ways To Play The E Flat Augmented Chord
If you’ve come to this page just to view some chord diagrams for Eb+, here they are.