How to Play the E Major Guitar Chord


  • March 16, 2021
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Updated: March 31, 2021

In this lesson you will learn how to play the E Major guitar chord, the 7 chords in the key of E as well as many popular songs to practice along with.

E Major is a great beginner guitar chord for 3 reasons:

  1. It requires 3 fingers but is a relatively easy shape to make
  2. It is a foundation of literally hundreds, if not thousands of popular songs
  3. You strum all 6 strings, so you don’t have to worry about stray notes or muting

How to Play the E Major Guitar Chord

how to play the E major guitar chord

If the above chart is foreign to you, check out our lesson on How to Read Guitar Chord Diagrams.

Be sure to strum all 6 strings when playing an E Major chord.


E Major Chord Fingering:

  • Second (Middle) finger on the second fret of the A string
  • Third (ring) finger on the second fret of the D string
  • First (Index) finger on the first fret of the G string


Popular E Major Chord Progressions

Progression

Chords

I-IV-V

E-A-B

I-V-iv-IV

E-B-C#m-A


Chords in the Key of E Major

how to play guitar chords in the key of E Major

E Major

F# minor

G# minor

A Major

B Major

C# Minor

D# Dim.

Read More on The Key of E Major


Popular Songs in E Major

Song

Progression

Chords

TAB

"Mean" - Taylor Swift

I-V-vi-IV

E-B-C#m-A

"Beast of Burden" - The Rolling Stones

I-V-vi-IV

E-B-C#m-A

"Sweet Caroline" - Neil Diamond

Hmm...

E-A-D-A6-C#m-Bm-F#m

"Born In the USA" - Bruce Springsteen

I-V

E-B

posted March 16, 2021

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