E chord inversions

E/G# and E/B are the first and second inversions of the E major. This means that the bass tone is shifting from E to G sharp or B. Both these chords are also referred to as slash chords.


  • E/G# chord diagram


  • E/B chord diagram

Try in a chord progression

E - E/G# - A
E/B - A - C - D

Theory of the E/G# and E/B chords

Both chords consist of the notes E, G#, B. The difference is that the order of notes shifts. In the first inversion is G# the bass note and in the second inversion is B the bass note.

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