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Thread: The E- Chord - Is there an alternative?

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    I've had nothing but sound advice in here and the best was -





    Practise practise, practise, Practise, practise, practise



    Well it worked - I think. It wasn't pretty to look at. sounded little muffed at times but ....By Jove ....I think I got it!!!!!!

    Not slick enough to use yet - but the fear has gone!!

    Thanks again all!!!!!!

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    What until tomorrow when you try it again, It'll be even easier. That practice really comes in handy.

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    Index finger - A string 2nd fret
    Thumb - G, C and E strings 4th fret

    Disadvantages: Makes changing to and from other chords difficult. Almost always sounds horrible.
    Man, that hurt. Right in the gut.

    In my opinion, it sounds just as "horrible" as the rest of the variations, and two fingers is easier than four.
    Last edited by MisoHappy; 05-14-2009 at 07:44 PM.
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    Default Related subject - G & G7

    On the G ...I find the G7 easier to leap to and from F and c chords (like an anchor point) and I can't tell - 'cos I'm new to all this - a difference between a G7 and a G chord sounds

    Is this a heinous crime or is it permissible are there times which i have yet to discover where this will cause problems?

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    I'm not an expert on this by any means, but I'll chime in anyway...

    Sometimes the G7 may work, but not always. The G7 wants you to play another note afterwards. That's kind of what the 7s do.

    It's best if I repeat myself on my mantra -- practice, practice, practice.

    I remember when I first started playing ukulele it was impossible to make the G chord sound right. Now I don't give it another thought.

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    bar second fret with pointer finger and bar the top 3 strings of the 4the fret with your ring finger. it looks hard looking at a chord chart but if you barr it its easy

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    How about a double-neck uke with the upper neck tuned to an open E chord? Play the rest of your stuff on the lower neck, then strum the upper whenever you need an E....

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    Tune in D instead, and you're compatible with the rest of the string instruments
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    Ha! Figured out a way to wrap my giant hand around that tiny fretboard so that an E comes out. Sweetness.

    I'm far from actually playing it tho, takes about a minute to get everything in place, but that'll work out eventually.

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    I'm surprised nobody has mentioned this already (unless I missed it), but if you're barring the 2nd fret with your index finger and trying to do a partial barre on the 4th fret with your ring finger then it doesn't matter if you accidentally mute the first string with your ring finger...the first string is doubling the B on the fourth string (especially if you're playing with reentrant tuning in which case they're the exact same note). In fact, if it's easier for you to do a partial barre with a different finger you can just barre the 4th fret and lazily bend your finger so the first string is muted...you still have an E chord (444X instead of 4442).
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