Last Updated on July 11, 2023 by Shanta Roy
E major is one of the most common chords in Western music. So, it’s a great place to start. It’s also an easy chord to play on Ukulele.
Since you want to learn how to play E on your Ukulele, this guide will help you get started.
What is an E major chord?
An E major chord is a chord that consists of the notes E, G#, and B. It is considered the “home base” or “tonic” of the key of C.
The E major chord has a happy sound when played by itself or as part of a song. Play an E major chord for your friends, and they’ll probably smile!
The Ukulele is particularly a fantastic instrument to learn how to play chords on. It’s small and portable, so you can take it with you wherever you go, and it has only four strings, so it’s easy to learn how to play chords on it.
The most common chords are made up of open strings (strings that are not fretted). Yet, there are many other types of chords that include fretted strings as well as open strings for playing different kinds of music like rock ‘n’ roll or jazz music styles.
Playing an E major chord on Ukulele
You’ll need two fingers on your left hand—your index finger and your middle finger. Now, place your index finger on the second string at the first fret, that’s the thickest string.
Next, you need to place your middle finger on the second string at the second fret (the next-thickest string).
Hold these two strings down with those two fingers, and then pluck the top string with your thumb.
That’s it! You’ve got an E major chord!
Why learn to play an E major chord
E major is a very important chord for any ukulele player. The E major chord is a commonly used chord in Western music and can be found in many songs. In fact, it’s most common.
The E major chord is also one of the most common chords in popular music. You’ll hear it in everything from folk music to rock music, so once you learn how to play it on Ukulele, you’ll be able to play along with almost any song you know!
Moreover, chords are the building blocks of music that make up almost all songs. Learning how to play them is essential for being able to play songs you like and, even better, write your own songs!
What can you do by learning to play E on Ukulele?
By learning to play an E major chord on Ukulele, you can:
- Play all the songs in your favorite Disney movie.
- Make your friends and family think you’re a virtuoso.
- I will feel like a rock star (even if no one else thinks so).
In a nutshell
The E major chord is the most famous chord in the world. It’s used in everything from pop and rock to jazz and blues. In fact, there are more than 100 songs that use this chord!
It’s also one of the easiest chords to play on the Ukulele. Thus, all you need to do- is find your high-E string, then put your index finger on the second fret, middle finger on the third fret, and pinky on the fourth fret. Then strum all four strings at once!
Now that you know to play it, try playing “Yesterday” by the Beatles! 🙂