E chords for guitar

E → E13

Chords in E

All E chords are derived from the E Major Scale which consists of 4 sharps - F#, C#, G#, D# and reads: E - F# - G# - A - B - C# - D#

E Major key signature
Scale of E Major
E F# G# A B C# D#
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th
  9th   11th   13th  
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E - E major (1-3-5)

Spelling: 1st(E), 3rd(G#), 5th(B)


E7 - E seventh (1-3-5-b7)

Spelling: 1st(E), 3rd(G#), 5th(B), b7th(D)


Em - E minor (1-b3-5)

Spelling: 1st(E), b3rd(G), 5th(B)


Em7 - E minor seventh (1-b3-5-b7)

Spelling: 1st(E), b3rd(G), 5th(B), b7th(D)


Emaj7 (E Δ 7 ) - E major seventh (1-3-5-7)

Spelling: 1st(E), 3rd(G#), 5th(B), 7th(D#)


Esus4 (Esus) - E suspended fourth (1-4-5)

Spelling: 1st(E), 4th(A), 5th(B) - No third


E7sus4 (E7+4) - E seventh suspended fourth (1-4-5-b7)

Spelling: 1st(E), 4th(A), 5th(B), b7th(D) - No third


E6 - E sixth (1-3-5-6)

Spelling: 1st(E), 3rd(G#), 5th(B), 6th(C#)


Em6 - E minor sixth (1-b3-5-6)

Spelling: 1st(E), b3rd(G), 5th(B), 6th(C#)


E9 - E ninth (1-3-5-b7-9)

Spelling: 1st(E), 3rd(G#), 5th(B), b7th(D), 9th(F#)


Em9 - E minor ninth (1-b3-5-b7-9)

Spelling: 1st(E), b3rd(G), 5th(B), b7th(D), 9th(F#)


Emaj9 (E  ⃤  9 ) - E major ninth (1-3-5-7-9)

Spelling: 1st(E), 3rd(G#), 5th(B), 7th(D#), 9th(F#)


E6/9 - E six 9 OR E major sixth added ninth (1-3-5-6-9)

Spelling: 1st(E), 3rd(G#), 5th(B), 6th(C#), 9th(F#)


E7#9 (E7+9) - E seventh augmented ninth (1-3-5-b7-#9)

Spelling: 1st(E), 3rd(G#), 5th(B), b7th(D), #9th(G)


E7b9 (E7-9) - E seventh flat nine or E seventh minor ninth (1-3-5-b7-b9)

Spelling: 1st(E), 3rd(G#), 5th(B), b7th(D), b9th(F)


Eaug (E+) - E augmented (1-3-#5)

Spelling: 1st(E), 3rd(G#), #5th(C)

More on augmented chords and why they can be played using similar shapes in a variety of positions.


E7#5 (E7+5) - E seventh augmented fifth (1-3-#5-b7)

Spelling: 1st(E), 3rd(G#), #5th(C), b7th(D)


Edim (Eº) - E diminished (1-b3-b5)

Spelling: 1st(E), b3rd(G), b5th(Bb)


Edim7 (Eº7) - E diminished seventh (1-b3-b5-bb7)

Spelling: 1st(E), b3rd(G), b5th(Bb), bb7th(Db)

More on diminished 7th chords and why they can be played using similar shapes in a variety of positions... the 1st position is the most popular.


E-5   E diminished fifth (1-3-b5)

Spelling: 1st(E), 3rd(G#), b5th(Bb)


E7b5 (E7-5) - E seventh diminished fifth (1-3-b5-b7)

Spelling: 1st(E), 3rd(G#), b5th(Bb), b7th(D)


E9b5 (E9-5) - E ninth diminished fifth (1-3-b5-b7-9)

Spelling: 1st(E), 3rd(G#), b5th(Bb), b7th(D), 9th(F#)


E11 - E eleventh (1-3-5-b7-9-11)

Spelling: 1st(E), 3rd(G#), 5th(B), b7th(D), 9th(F#), 11th(A)


E13 - E thirteenth (1-3-5-b7-9-11-13)

Spelling: 1st(E), 3rd(G#), 5th(B), b7th(D), 9th(F#), 11th(A), 13th(C#)

Please Note: Because 13th chords are made up of 7 notes, they are impossible to play on a 6 string guitar. At least one note is always omitted and sometimes more than one depending on the shape of the chord. In these charts the 11th note (A) has been omitted.

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