Learn to Play a Guitar E7 Chord in our Free Online Guitar Lessons for Beginners

In this lesson, you will learn how to make a guitar E7 chord. The E7 chord on the guitar is considered to be one of the three easiest of all for beginners! Easy Guitar Guy makes it really simple by giving you a chart and a demonstration of correct finger position in our FREE lesson that includes everything you need to know including strumming instructions.

The E7 on guitar is one of the 15 basic chords that every beginner needs in his or her basic tool kit so, let's go!

To play an E7 chord on the guitar you will place your:


1st finger (index finger) on the third (3rdd) string in the first (1st) fret

2nd finger (middle finger) on the fifth (5th) string in the second (2nd) fret

And THAT is why the E7 is so EASY to play! Take a look at this picture demonstration the correct position of the two fingers needed to make this simple chord.



To play an E7 on guitar you will strum all six (6) strings of the guitar, from the first string to the last, all across the neck. As you will see there are NO RED "X" graphics in the diagram indicating that some strings are left un-played.

Practice strumming across all the strings evenly while observing the correct E7 guitar chord finger position as demonstrated in the above photo and you will be able to mark this easy one off your list of the 15 basic beginner guitar chords to learn .

Speaking of what Easy Guitar Guy wants you to learn, I recommend that you learn to play the A chord and the D chord as well as the E chord before learning the guitar E7 chord simply because once you do, we can start playing the easy guitar songs that I know you want to play. If you want to start playing ASAP, learn them NOW and leave the rest of them including the guitar E7 chord till later. Practice them every day until you can easily change from one chord to the other without having to stop to change the position of your fingers and we can start to make some music which is why you came here, right?

The E7 guitar chord is on our list of the 15 basic chords that must be mastered in order to move forward in Easy Guitar Guys Beginner Guitar Lessons . Some people like to learn the guitar E7 chord immediately after they learn the E chord, which is OK but hurry and learn the A and the D so we can play some songs!