E Chord Guitar - 2 Minute Tutorial

E Chord Guitar - 2 Minute Tutorial

E Chord Guitar - 2 Minute Tutorial

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In this video, I'm going to show you basically how to play the E major chord. E major chord is very simple to play if you already know and are already familiar with the E minor chord. First thing's first, play the E minor chord exactly how you learned it. Now from here, you want to take your first finger, finger number one, put it on the string third closest to the floor on the first fret. Look at that, right there. Once again, from an E minor chord, take your first finger, put it on the string third closest to the floor which is also called the G string.

There's a couple of pain points that a lot of beginners have when they first learn this chord. The first pain point is that your ring finger is not going to be on its fingertip and it'll mute the G string, the string that's third closest to the floor. The second pain point is actually your index finger, which it's also in danger of touching the string right below it so you could get like that. Once again, the way to solve this is to be as much on your fingertips as possible. I would highly recommend imagining a cat's claw. Again, this might hurt your fingertips, because your calluses need time to grow, especially if you're just starting from scratch. No matter what, try to be as much on your fingertips for this chord. In the video below this, we're going to get into mastering the E major chord. Let's jump in.