How To Play The E Chord On Guitar
E Chord Guitar Instructions
To play the E chord on your guitar, picture the E chord chart shown to the left as your fret board and neck (if you were to stand your guitar up vertically).
The horizontal lines represent the fret bars, the vertical lines show the strings and the dots show where to place your fingers.
Play the E chord by placing your fingers exactly where the diagram shows and strumming the correct strings.
E Guitar Chord Finger Positions
Here's where you need to position your fingers when playing the E guitar chord:
- Tune your guitar Tune your guitar to standard guitar tuning
- Index finger: 1st fret, 3rd string. Place your index finger on the 1st fret of the 3rd string.
- Middle finger: 2nd fret, 5th string. Place your middle finger on the 2nd fret of the 5th string.
- Ring finger: 2nd fret, 4th string. Place your ring finger on the 2nd fret of the 4th string.
- Play chord. Strum all strings.
Other Names For The E Guitar Chord:
- EM Chord
- Emajor Chord
- Emaj Chord
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These Songs Use The E Chord
Mastered playing the E chord on your guitar? Challenge yourself by trying to play these songs to help you memorise it (they all use the E chord)!
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