To play the E Major chord, place the index finger on the 1st fret of the top g-string, little finger on the 4th fret of the C-string, and middle finger on the 2nd fret of the bottom A-string. Let the other string ring open.
The E major chord contains the notes E-G#-B.
To build an E major chord, take the major triad formula (1-3-5) and apply it to the E major scale (E, F#, G#, A, B, C#, D#).
Identify the first, third, and fifth scale degrees in the E major scale which are E-G#-B.
Watch the following video to learn how to play an E major chord on ukulele.
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