E Chord Guitar

E Chord Guitar Finger Position Diagram & Photos

E chord guitar finger position charts, diagrams, photos and information. Everything you need to play a E major chord on your guitar.

On this page we’ll show you a basic E chord shape, as well as barre chord shapes. Further down the page we’ll also explain what a E chord actually is, and look at the notes it contains.

You can learn more guitar chords here: Guitar Chords Chart.

Basic E Chord Guitar Finger Position Diagram

Want to play an E Chord on guitar? This is how you do it!

E Chord Guitar Finger Position Diagram

E Chord Guitar Finger Position Diagram. See this chord being played in the diagram below.

The above diagram shows you how to play a basic E major chord on guitar. This is the most common way of playing a E chord.

You can see this chord being played in the photo below:

E Chord Guitar Finger Position Photo

E Chord Guitar Finger Position Photo

Other Ways To Play An E major Chord on Guitar: Barre Chords

There is more than one way of playing virtually every guitar chord! Below, we’ll find out some other ways of playing a E chord.

You can also use barre chords (also called bar chords) to play an E major chord.

Barre chords can be moved up and down the guitar neck to play different chords.

Use the finger positions shown in the diagrams below – at the fretboard positions indicated – to play E chords.

E Chord Guitar Bar Shape 1

E Chord Guitar Barre Chord 1

E Chord Guitar Bar Shape 1. The note marked ‘R’ is the root note of the chord.

This is another way of playing an E chord on guitar. It’s basically the same as an C chord played at open position, but with a bar instead of the open strings.

You can see a photo of this chord being played below.

E Bar Chord Guitar Photo 1

E Bar Chord Guitar Photo 1

E Chord Guitar Bar Shape 2

The next E chord is played at the seventh fret. It’s the barre chord version of the basic A major chord shape played in open position. Played with a barre at the 7th fret, it becomes an E!

E Chord Guitar Bar Chord 2

E Chord Guitar Bar Chord 2

You can see it being played in the photo below:

E Guitar Barre Chord Photo

E Guitar Barre Chord Photo

This chord can also be played by laying the 3rd finger (your ‘ring’ finger) over the 4th, 3rd and 2nd strings. It may seem tricky at first, but it’s actually a faster way of playing an E chord once you get used to it!

See the photo below to see how it’s done.

E Barre Chord Guitar 7th Fret Photo

Alternative fingering for E major chord at 7th fret.

What is an E chord? Is an E chord the same as an E major chord?

When you see a E chord symbol on sheet music, it means play an E major chord.

If asked to play a E chord guitar players know to play a E major chord, rather than a E minor, or E seventh, or any other kind of E chord.

Notes In a C Major Chord

E major chords are made up of 3 notes: E, G# and B

  • These notes can be played in any order in the chord (although they are usually arranged within the chord with a E as the lowest note).
  • The notes can be repeated in different octaves within the chord.

This is why there is always more than one way to play a chord on guitar.

E Chord Guitar Finger Position Conclusion

We hope that you have found this page useful, and can now play an E major chord!

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