How to Play an E Major Chord on Guitar

Learn how to play the E Major Guitar Chord with this free lesson. The E Major Guitar Chord is found in the E Major Scale: E F# G# A B C# D# E. It is made up of the 1 , 3 and 5 of this scale. Meaning the notes E, G# and B.

This is an easy beginner chord and one of the first that most beginners learn.  You will strum all six strings with this chord.  This chord has the same shape as the A Minor Guitar Chord only its one string up.  The two chords actually sound quite nice when played together in a chord progression. Give it a try…

E Major Chord notes: E  G# B

Here is a key that will help you read the chart:

Basic Guitar Chords Chart Key


The E Major Guitar Chord is definitely one of the easiest chords to learn and play. Just be certain that you are pressing down on the strings firmly enough. Play each string one at a time to be sure that you are producing a clean sound. If any of the strings buzz or sound muted, then something is not right.

The video below will further demonstrate how to correctly play the E Major Guitar Chord.


Video Demonstration

Additional Resources

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Guitar Chords in the Key of E major

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