How to Play E7 on the Guitar (Free Video Lesson)

E7 is a fantastic sounding, and an easy to play, chord for a beginner guitarist! If you already know how to play E Major, then it's simple - just remove your ring finger 4th string (the D string), 2nd fret are you will instantly hear an E7 chord!

How to Play E7 on the Guitar:
  • Place Your Left Index Finger on the 3rd String, 1st Fret
  • Place Your Left Middle Finger on the 5th String, 2nd Fret
  • Strings 6, 4, 2 and 1 are used in this E7 Chord, but are not fretted - they are called open strings
As with other 7th chords, the E7 has a "jazzy" or "bluesy" sound to it. Bonus tip! Learn the E minor pentatonic scale you can create some cool guitar licks to go along with this E7 chord!

Do you use the E7 chord often in your playing? Do you mix it up with the E minor pentatonic scale? Share your feedback with us below!

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