How To Play The E5 Chord On Guitar

E5 chord

E5 Chord Guitar Instructions

To play the E5 chord on your guitar, picture the E5 chord chart shown 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 E5 chord by placing your fingers exactly where the diagram shows and strumming the correct strings.

E5 Guitar Chord Finger Positions

Here's where you need to position your fingers when playing the E5 guitar chord:

  1. Tune your guitar Tune your guitar to standard guitar tuning
  2. Index finger: 2nd fret, 5th string. Place your index finger on the 2nd fret of the 5th string.
  3. Play chord. Strum the 6th and 5th strings.

guitar strings and finger positions diagram

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These Songs Use The E5 Chord

Mastered playing the E5 chord on your guitar? Challenge yourself by trying to play these songs to help you memorise it (they all use the E5 chord)!

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