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Guitar Chords: The E Chords

Prepared by Alan Humm

Chord files color and symbol key1

1 All fingerings should be interpreted as suggestions, not as requirements.

• Verticle lines are strings.
• Horizontal lines are frets.
• The double line at the top is the nut.

• The numbers at the top of each diagram are suggested fingerings.
• 0 on top means that string is played open
• The red Vs point to the lowest sounding roots.
• X at the top represents a string that is not played
• Curved lines in the fingering area indicate a barre (one finger holding down multiple strings).
• The dots are where you put your fingers.
• Hollow dots are alternate notes for the same chord.
x on the string means that it should be blocked, usually with the finger on the next lowest string.

Color code:
Red = root or 1st.
Dark Yellow = 2nd.
Green = 3rd.
Greenish Blue = 4th.
Blue = 5th.
Pink = 6th.
Purple = 7th.

Minors and majors are not distinguished by color, but they are predictable: Minor chords receive both minor thirds and minor sixths. Sevenths are minor unless otherwise specified.

Major forms
E chord graph E2 chord graph E6 chord graph E7 chord graph Emaj7 chord graph
E9 chord graph E11 chord graph E13 chord graph Blank chord graph E+ chord graph
Minor forms
Em chord graph Em2 chord graph Em6 chord graph Em7 chord graph EmMaj7 chord graph
Em9 chord graph Em11 chord graph Em13 chord graph E7 chord graph E%7 chord graph
Altered third forms
Esus2 chord graph Esus4 chord graph E7sus2 chord graph E7sus4 chord graph Eno3 chord graph
Mobile forms
E root graph D_form E graph C_form E graph A_form E graph G_form E graph

© 2013 Alan Humm