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The E guitar chord

Images and a video of the most common fingering variations from 1st to 12th fret, plus E as tabs, alternative names and some easy reference songs.

E guitar chord and fingering
E on 1 fret

Play E from 1. fret

E on 2 fret

Another E variation

E on 2 fret

E chord played in 2th position

E on 4 fret

This voicing for E is played in 4th position

E on 7 fret

E played on five strings

E on 9 fret

E with a barre on fret 9

E on 12 fret

E with a barre on fret 12

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Video: How to play E major open chord on a guitar

This is how to play the E major chord on your guitar. This one is easy as you can strum all the strings.

E major is your first finger on the third string on the first fret. Then your second finger is going ont he fift string second fret and then your ringfinger is going on the forth string on second fret. There you have it, E major.

E as guitar tabs

 
 e|-------0--------4--------12-------12-------4--------7--------4-----------| 
 B|-------0--------5--------9--------12-------5--------9--------5-----------| 
 G|-------1--------4--------9--------13-------4--------9--------4-----------| 
 D|-------2--------2--------9--------14-------6--------9--------2-----------| 
 A|-------2--------x--------11-------14-------7--------7--------x-----------| 
 E|-------0--------0--------12-------12-------x--------x--------x-----------| 
 

Alternative names

E, E Major, Emaj

Songs with the E guitar chord

Guitar chord charts

A guitar chords

Triads, tree-notes chords
Tetrads, four-notes chords
Extended chords
Altered chords

B guitar chords

Triads, tree-notes chords
Tetrads, four-notes chords
Extended chords
Altered chords

C guitar chords

Triads, tree-notes chords
Tetrads, four-notes chords
Extended chords
Altered chords

D guitar chords

Triads, tree-notes chords
Tetrads, four-notes chords
Extended chords
Altered chords

E guitar chords

Triads, tree-notes chords
Tetrads, four-notes chords
Extended chords
Altered chords

F guitar chords

Triads, tree-notes chords
Tetrads, four-notes chords
Extended chords
Altered chords

G guitar chords

Triads, tree-notes chords
Tetrads, four-notes chords
Extended chords
Altered chords