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vanflynn
10-12-2012, 05:05 PM
I came across an E chord as 1402 for the first time. It sounds good, it's ok to finger. I haven't seen it before.

Is it legal?

DaveY
10-12-2012, 05:34 PM
Someone else can address the legality of it - but do you find it easier than 4442? I don't - but different frets for different folks? Or do you see it as an alternative?

chrimess
10-12-2012, 05:44 PM
It is really cool when switching between A and this one.

Bob Bledsoe
10-12-2012, 06:40 PM
I love the sound of 1402 and have slowly been able to use it more fluently. It's a chord shape that takes a while to master (for me anyway). It's nice to have the option of 1402 and 4442. It makes chord transitions much easier if you get to "pick your E".

KoaDependent
10-12-2012, 06:56 PM
Hey, man, don't forget 4447.

kissing
10-12-2012, 06:57 PM
4442 is not an easy chord to begin with, but I find 1402 even harder o.O

mm stan
10-12-2012, 07:16 PM
Yes I posted something about that a few years back..ha ha really ...don't use it much because it does not fit comfortable with changing chords in the progression..I rather use the reagular E
it's way easier and more comfortable...

coolkayaker1
10-13-2012, 12:51 AM
I came across an E chord as 1402 for the first time. It sounds good, it's ok to finger. I haven't seen it before.

Is it legal?

I have a cop in my family and he says that it is not legal and if he caught anyone doing it he'd give them a stiff rap on the noggin with his baton.

DaveY
10-13-2012, 08:38 AM
I have a cop in my family and he says that it is not legal and if he caught anyone doing it he'd give them a stiff rap on the noggin with his baton.

"Whaddaya in for."

"E chord - 1402. You?"

"Playin' 'Hallelujah.'"

OldePhart
10-13-2012, 09:12 AM
"whaddaya in for."

"e chord - 1402. You?"

"playin' 'hallelujah.'"

bwaaaa-haaaa

peaceweaver3
10-13-2012, 10:10 AM
"Legal?" Haha not going there. I personally don't like the 1402 because I don't like 2 e's right next to each other. But if you like it, play it. :)

Ron
10-14-2012, 11:35 PM
There was a young ukeist from Nantucket
I loved uke so, he would pluck it
He played C, F and G
Quite happily
But when he found E
He thought "f^*k it"

barefootgypsy
10-15-2012, 12:31 AM
"Whaddaya in for."

"E chord - 1402. You?"

"Playin' 'Hallelujah.'"The first good belly-laugh of the day - thanks guys! :D

barefootgypsy
10-15-2012, 12:33 AM
There was a young ukeist from Nantucket
I loved uke so, he would pluck it
He played C, F and G
Quite happily
But when he found E
He thought "f^*k it"And the second!

Rubio MHS
10-16-2012, 08:15 AM
I play the E chord 444x.

gitarzan
10-16-2012, 09:54 AM
There is no subsitute for the E chord... Only inversions. :D

Actually a few months ago I spent a couple hours working on 4442, and then by george, I think I got it!

Don't let it pass by as a chord to avoid or muffle. Master it, and you'll have friend for life.

Think of it as just a E and not an Eeeeeeee!

I sometimes go to folk jams and believe it not I used to bring a guitar for songs in the key of E. Not anymore. :rolleyes:

DaveY
10-16-2012, 10:00 AM
I'm starting to like 9877 - it's a familiar chord shape, and I don't mind the higher pitch. Even though it's up the neck, I can fret it more quickly and cleanly than 4442.

Pondoro
10-16-2012, 01:20 PM
I use 1402 or E7. 1402 took me 4 years to master.

Barbablanca
10-16-2012, 11:09 PM
Isn't 1402 essentially the same as 1X02 (dampen "C" string using the "G#" finger)? As for 4442, I'm puzzled, is this only a problem for those who can't barre chords? Since I barre across at the 2nd fret using index and middle (for that extra strength) and using ring and pinky to straddle the three 444s. Maybe this is a throwback to playing guitar, but it works.

oldetymey
10-16-2012, 11:37 PM
Isn't 1402 essentially the same as 1X02 (dampen "C" string using the "G#" finger)? As for 4442, I'm puzzled, is this only a problem for those who can't barre chords? Since I barre across at the 2nd fret using index and middle (for that extra strength) and using ring and pinky to straddle the three 444s. Maybe this is a throwback to playing guitar, but it works.


I was just wondering the same thing as I browsed this thread. I learned "E" at first as 1402 then 4442 later, and I find it much easier, but I barre it as well I barre the 3 4's with my ring finger and hit just the a string with index. I can play it pretty cleany that way, and it makes transitions to other chords simpler for me at least. I also barre G, and D as well though....Perhaps I just have poor technique, but I did the same technique with some guitar chords back in the day

ukuhippo
10-17-2012, 12:09 AM
Never got this e-chord trouble, It was one of the first things I read about the uke: that darn e-chord! I practised it for a day, and got it. I have much more trouble with the Bm-chord, which I use much more than the e-chord.

Tootler
10-17-2012, 05:00 AM
1402 and 4442 are just no good to me. My fingers simply don't stretch - hand too small. I've tried barring and partial barring for 4442 and while I can get the reach, I have great difficulty in getting a clean sound - it just gets muffled. All this on a soprano, so larger ukes would be even worse.

I find 4447 or 1x02 are the best bet and I can get a nice clean sound using those. I have rarely needed the E chord anyway, so have not felt it worth the investment in time to get it sorted so far. Odd times I have I can usually go for D-tuning where it is simple 2220 - same as a D chord in C-tuning.

OldePhart
10-17-2012, 07:50 AM
Frankly, I just much prefer the sound of the 4447 E chord - and that makes sense when you think about it. The 4442 is BEG#B - two "thirds" and they're on the same pitch. The 4447 is BEG#E - and the two E's are the root and octave instead of being on the same pitch. Just sounds much better to my ear.

Curiously, I don't feel as strongly about the 2220 vs 2225 D chord - I think because there the A string is open on the 4440 so you get a bit more sustain. I'll use 2220 and 2225 pretty much interchangeably but almost always use the 4447 E unless it is going to really mess with the transition to some other chord.

John

26tiki
10-17-2012, 10:54 AM
hahahahaha brilliant

Jinxi
10-17-2012, 11:10 AM
I came across an E chord as 1402 for the first time. It sounds good, it's ok to finger. I haven't seen it before.

Is it legal?

This is the way my chord chart shows an E. I can't do it at all.

Jinxi
10-17-2012, 11:13 AM
There was a young ukeist from Nantucket
I loved uke so, he would pluck it
He played C, F and G
Quite happily
But when he found E
He thought "f^*k it"

YES!!!! :rofl: