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How to Play an E7 Open Chord on Guitar

Learn how to play an E7 open chord in this Howcast video.

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E7, E7 there's two ways to make it. There's the hard way and then there's the easy way. So let's talk about the easy way. E7 is your first finger on the 3rd string, 1st fret. And then your 2nd finger on the 5th string, 2nd fret. That's all you need, that E7. Right, so I'm, I don't have to be careful here I'm just hitting all the strings right? And uh, E7's whole, whole job in life is to try to get to some kind of A. Right, so E7, A. So that's one way to make E7. Then let's say the harder way would be to use all four fingers and what we're gonna do is make an E major chord. So how did I do that? I did my first finger went on the 3rd string, 1st fret. My 2nd finger went on the 5th string, 2nd fret. And then my ring finger, my 3rd finger went on the 4th string, 2nd fret. There's my E chord, right? And then if you can manage to get your pinky on the 2nd string, 3rd fret, then you've got E7. Sounds a little different. Here's the full you know, here's the hard E7, and then the, the easy E7. That's how you make E7.

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