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9: Beginner: E Chord Shapes

John-Paul Gentile

11:08 · Acoustic Guitar

This week John-Paul unpacks chord shapes in the Key of E for you.

9: Beginner: E Chord Shapes

John-Paul Gentile

1,4,5 are major 2,3,6 are minor

E Major chord finger formation

F# Minor chord formation - JP shows two different formations. Remember you don’t always need to play the base note as keys or base guitar will most likely pick that up and 98% of the time your base note won’t be heard by the congregation anyway.

G# Minor chord formation

A Major chord formation – you can omit your pinkie/4th and play an A Sus. It’s not fully resolved but flows really well if you want to go in to F# minor or G# minor.

B Major chord formation

You’ll start to find places you can camp out around rather than move your hand all the way up and down the neck when playing.

Power chord – only using the 1 and the 5 of the chord. As basic and direct as you can get.