Chord Of The Week: E

It may be one of the first chords that you learned if you took up the guitar. If not then it is about time. E major triad is made up of three notes: e-g#-b. Why do we raise the g? Because otherwise the interval between the root and third would be a minor third that results a minor chord (Em).

So on any musical instrument that is capable of playing at least three notes simultaneously, you can probably form an E major chord shape. On the guitar the most common E shape is:


And the fingers are normally put this way:



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