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.
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Basic E Chord Guitar Finger Position Diagram
Want to play an E Chord on guitar? This is how you do it!
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:
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.
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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
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 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!
You can see it being played in the photo below:
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.
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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