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How to Play an E Major Open Chord on Guitar

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


  • Step 1: To form E major, place your index finger on the 3rd string, 1st fret; middle finger on the 5th string, 2nd fret; and your ring finger on the 4th string, 2nd fret.
  • Step 2: With E major, you can strum all the strings.


E major!

E major, is‚ your first finger is gonna go on the third string, first fret. Then, your second finger is gonna fifth string, second fret. And then your ring finger is gonna go fourth string, second fret. And with this one, is easy, because you can strum all of them. Right? So‚ E major.

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