The E5 chord

Chord diagram for the E5 guitar chord.
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Step by Step

Let’s walk through how to play that E5 chord, one finger at a time, on your guitar.

  1. Put your first finger on the seventh fret of the fifth string.
  2. Put your third finger on the ninth fret of the fourth string.
  3. Put your fourth finger on the ninth fret of the third string.
  4. Strum only the middle three strings.

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