Easy Guitar Chords For Beginners - A Major, B Major and E Major

 

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Learning how to play major chords is essential to becoming a good guitar player. In this lesson, you will learn E Major, A Major and B Major open major chord shapes on guitar.

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How To Play E Major Chord On Guitar

E Major Chord is a 6 String Chord. To Play E Major Chord:-

  1. Place your First Finger on First Fret, Third String.
  2. Place your Second Finger on Second Fret, Fifth String.
  3. Place your Third Finger on Second Fret, Fourth String.
  4. First, Second and Sixth Strings are played open

 

E Major Chord Chart or Chord Diagram

How to practice the E Major Chord

To practice E Major Chord, Start at a slow tempo and play downstrokes on the first beat of every bar. Then add another downstroke at the third beat of every bar. Now you play a downstroke on the 1st and 3rd beat of every bar. After this play, a downstroke on all the four beats of a bar.

I suggest you watch the lesson video to get a better understanding of the E Major chord exercises.

E Major Chord Exercise 1

Hold the E Major chord and play downstrokes on the first beat of every bar.

E Major Chord Exercise 1 Page 1
E Major Chord Exercise 1 Page 2


E Major Exercise 2

Hold the E Major and play downstrokes on the first beat and third beat of every bar.

E Major Chord Guitar Exercise 2 Page 1
E Major Chord Guitar Exercise 2 Page 2


E Major Exercise 3

Hold the E Major chord and play downstrokes on every beat of every bar.

E Major Chord Exercise 3 Page 1
E Major Chord Exercise 3p2


How To Play A Major Chord On Guitar

A Major Chord is a 5 String Chord. To Play A Major Chord:-

  1. Place your Second Finger on Second Fret, Fourth String.
  2. Place your Third Finger on Second Fret, Third String.
  3. Place your Fourth Finger on Second Fret, Second String.
  4. First and Fifth Strings are played open

Sixth String is not played in A Major Chord

A Major Chord Diagram Or Chord Chart Guitar


A Major Chord Finger Variation

You can also play A Major Chord in open shape using the

fingering variations that are shown in the charts below.

A Major Chord Guitar Chart Variation 1
A Major Chord Guitar Chart Variation 2

 

How to practice the A Major Chord

To practice A Major Chord, Start at a slow tempo and play downstrokes on the first beat of every bar. Then add another downstroke at the third beat of every bar. Now you play a downstroke on the 1st and 3rd beat of every bar. After this play, a downstroke on all the four beats of a bar.

Watch the lesson video to get a better understanding of the A Major chord exercises.

A Major Chord — Exercise 4

Hold the A Major chord and play downstrokes on the first beat of every bar.

A Major Chord Exercise 4 page 1
A Major Chord Exercise 4 page 2


A Major Chord Exercise 5

Hold the A Major and play downstrokes on the first beat and third beat of every bar.

A Major Exercise 5 page 1
A Major Exercise 5 page 2


A Major Chord Exercise 6

Hold the A Major chord and play downstrokes on every beat of every bar.

A Major Exercise 6 page 1
A Major Exercise 6 page 2

How To Play B Major Chord On Guitar

B Major Chord shape can easily be played by sliding the A Major chord shape up a fret.

B Major Chord is a 5 String Chord. To Play B Major Chord:-

  1. Place your First Finger on Second Fret, First String.
  2. Place your Second Finger on Fourth Fret, Fourth String.
  3. Place your Third Finger on Fourth Fret, Third String.
  4. Place your Fourth Finger on Fourth Fret, Second String.
  5. Fifth String is played open.

Sixth String is not played in B Major Chord

B Major Chord Chart Or Chord Diagram

Easy Beginner Guitar Songs Using E Major, A Major and B Major Chords

Now let’s learn to play a song on guitar that uses E Major and A Major chords. The song also uses B Major Chord. The song is Still Haven't Found By U2.

For beginners, I have simplified the song. Watch the video lesson to get a better understanding of how to play Still Haven't Found By U2 on guitar.

 

Still Havent Found U2 Guitar Chords Easy Page 1
Still Havent Found U2 Guitar Chords Easy Page 2
Still Havent Found U2 Easy Guitar Chords Page 3

 

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Songs By A.R. Rahman Using E Major and A Major

If you are into Bollywood music, you can simplify and play Khwaja Mere Khwaja, Roja Janeman, Yuhi Chala Chal Rahi  By A.R Rahman. These songs use E major, A Major Chords.

Come up with your versions and share your progress and experience playing these songs in the comments sections below.

 

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