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Guitar lesson # 7 Review of 6 and Key of E Major

Updated on December 6, 2014

Review and Key of E

We will review the A Scale, it has three sharps.F#,C#,and G#.1 - 4 - 5 - method is used to pick out the chords. The chords are A, D, and E7th. If we can play the key of A we will play the Key of E, by adding one more sharp. If you have any trouble with the Key of A refer back to lesson 6.

Line two in the lesson adds the new note D# to the key signature. So, there are four sharps in the Key of E. F#,G#,C#,and D#. Line three in the lesson is the Key of E. It is written in half notes and they will each get 2 counts so tap your foot two times for each note.

The fourth line is the Key of A showing duplicate notes, for example the first note is A and could be playes on the open 5th string or it could be played on the 6th string 5th fret. B could be played on the 5th string 2nd fret or the 6th string 7th fret makes the B note. Practice the duplicate notes in both the A and E scales until you can play them smoothly.

The 5th line is the Key of E, using duplicate notes. Start at the 7th fret 5th string to play note E, move to the 9th fret to play F#. G# is played at the 4th string 6th fret and A at the 7th fret. B is played at the 3rd string 4th fret, C# at the 6th fret, D# at the 8th fret, and E at the 9th fret. You could also play D# at the 4th fret, E at the 5th fret all on the 2nd string.

Last, you will need to memorize the three chords in the Key of E, E, A, and B7th, refer to the last line.

The key of E is a very good key for playing many songs. A lot of Matteo Carcassi songs are written in the Key of E and are easy to learn for great guitar solos. Make sure you are now playing songs in the Key of E Major. It does no good to learn these scales if you do not use them in songs.

Key of A, New note D#, and Key of E

This lesson introduces you to the key of E.
This lesson introduces you to the key of E. | Source
Duplicate notes for key of A and E. Chords Key of E.
Duplicate notes for key of A and E. Chords Key of E. | Source
3 Chords for the Key of E, E,A, B7.
3 Chords for the Key of E, E,A, B7. | Source

The Scales We Have Learned,

Major Scales
Sharps In Key Signature
Relative Minor Scales
Key of C
No sharps or flats
A Minor
Key of G
E Minor
Key of D
F#. C#
B minor
Key of A
F# Minor
Key of E
F#., C#, G#,D#
C# Minor
We should be able to play these 5 scales and play a song in each one of the keys.


We will play the chords in the Key of E. Look at the chord chats I have made.The chord charts will help you to play each chord. Remember the 1- 4 - 5 Method for picking the chords out from the E scale. Use the 1 - 3 - 5 Method to make each chord. Listen to each chord as you play it.

Decide which chord from the Key of E sounds the best to hear. I really like the E chord the best..I like playing all six strings at one time. This is probably the easiest chord to play. The A chord is also very easy to play.For fun take the A chord and try making a one chord song. One that comes to mind is," Angles We Have Heard On High". Try it and see what you can do. I highly recommend playing the guitar with just you and your guitar. See what happens with just the A chord. It might not work at first but eventually it will. You will surprise yourself.

Take the three chords and play them slow like I did at the beginning of the video and think of a simple song that you know. You could try," Rock Of Ages" in the Key of E. Play anything that you know it will work. Play the E scale up and down and listen to each note. Think of your song and play it. Go back to the C scale and play,"How Great Thou Art", if you do not know that try," Yankee Doodle", or "Skip To My Lou". Play what you like and you will master this concept. Don't just get stuck on music books. Playing and learning duplicate notes will improve your playing,

Minor Keys and Hammers

Coming Next Lesson 8 Hammers, Triplets.Pull Offs, and Slides. These will add some ornamentation to your playing,


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    stella vadakin 3 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

    Thanks, I love watching beginners play their first songs. Have a Merry Christmas. And Jackie no one is a lost cause just keep trying.

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    Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

    Voted up and sharing. Hope some will find you who really want to learn to play. I tried many years ago and was a lost cause. ^+

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    Suzette Walker 3 years ago from Taos, NM

    Thanks for another interesting and informative article on guitar playing. I enjoyed your video. You have created quite a writing niche for yourself.