The Easy E Chords

This is one of the easiest chords to learn and play. It was my first chord that I learned on the acoustic guitar. Most people can play the E or E Minor chord right off the bat.

        The E chords are in so many songs you hear everyday on the radio. Its an easy transition chord as well. 

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“I don’t mind stealing bread”
The verse most of us know from the song Hunger Strike by the combined bands of Soundgarden and Pearl Jam. 

 

The time was April 16,1991  Chris Cornell and Eddie Vedder we’re taking their bands to new highs ,and making this album was a bonus for all the Soundgarden and Pearl Jam fans. They were no strangers to one another both being vocalists in the band Mother Love Bone

During this time the Seattle scene was hot with bands like Soundgarden ,Pearl Jam and Nirvana all making a come up.This album was icing on the cake for A&M records,with hit songs like Hunger Strike and Say Hello 2 Heaven.temple-of-the-dog-4fd30d7435541

Recorded at the London Bridge Studio in Seattle Washington in only 15 days they say. If you’re in your mid 30’s this band will bring you back. Both bands combined for this album was a great move and will go down as one of the bast albums of its time. Sometimes you might catch Cris Cornell singing one of the songs from that album on his Acoustic tour.

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One mans trash is another mans treasure 

What one person wants is not necessarily what everyone else wants. This has never been more true when it comes to the musical instrument world. 

You may find one musician here that loves this style of capo ,and you may find a musician over here says “capos aren’t worth buying at all”.

Everyone can say at one time or another they have bought something that wasn’t as it seemed. And in the same breath someone halfway across the world uses the same thing and swears by it.

Just because someone couldn’t or didn’t like this thing or that thing doesn’t make it not worthy.  Your own preferences will get you a lot farther. Always use your on judgement, When you start listening to others who don’t like a certain brands ,you miss out on some great brands that make great stuff. 


When your buying a acoustic guitar don’t let someone’s opinion be the final factor for your decision. Play them all and get what feels right to you. All acoustic guitars are great in there on wa. 

If you start listening to others say you should get this acoustic guitar and not that one, you just may end up stuck with an acoustic that sits in the corner and becomes something you wanted to learn.  Wanting to learn to play the acoustic guitar is only as tuff as you make it. You can make it go much easier if you do your research. Because one mans trash is another mans treasure. 

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Okie from Muskogee

Merle Haggard passed away a few weeks back on his 79th birthday. As a county music legend he set the bar for what county music use to be and everything that was good about it.

 

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The most papular song he did was Okie From Muskogee.  Below is a video on the song being played live.

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Here are the tabs if you want to play along with the song.   No capo needed and its in standard tuning.

Oakie From Muskogee - Merle Haggard
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We don't smoke marijuana in Muskogee;
                              B7
We don't take our trips on LSD
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We don't burn our draft cards down on Main Street;
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We like livin' right, and bein' free.


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I'm proud to be an Oakie from Muskogee,
                                          B7
A place where even squares can have a ball ----
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We still wave Old Glory down at the courthouse,
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And white lightin's still the biggest thril of all

We don't make a party out of lovin';
We like holdin' hands and pitchin' woo;
We don't let our hair grow long and shaggy,
Like the hippies out in San Francisco do.

And I'm proud to be an Oakie from Muskogee,
A place where even squares can have a ball.
We still wave Old Glory down at the courthouse,
And white lightin's still the biggest thril of all.

Leather boots are still in style for mainly footwear;
Beads and roman sandals won't be seen.
Football's still the roughest thing on campus,
And the kids here still respect the college dean.


We still wave Old Glory down at the courthouse,
In Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA.

Learning the E chords

Learning the E chord is one of the easiest chords to learn on the guitar.  It goes great with A,G,D chords ,and is very simple to play the E minor chord as well. 

Below is the tab on how to play the E major and E minor chords on the guitar. It shows you where to put your fingers so there is no misunderstanding. 

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Eric Clapton’s New Album

Eric Clapton has reunited with famed producer Glyn Johns for his forthcoming 23rd studio album called  I Still Do, set for release on May 20, 2016 on his Bushbranch Records(Surfdog Records). Clapton and Johns – who has also produced albums for The Eagles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and The Who  – most famously worked together on one of Clapton’s best albums, Slowhand , which is RIAA-certified 3x-platinum and topped charts globally.Eric_Clapton_Lester-Cohen

The album also contains “I Will Be There,” a song of unknown vintage, which features vocals and acoustic guitar by one Angelo Mysterioso (a musical nom de plume used in previous decades by the late George Harrison). The former Beatle and Clapton were close friends who were married, in succession, to the same woman, Patti Boyd. Clapton first used his Mysterioso alias on the 1969 Cream album, “Goodbye.” says George Varga of The San Diego Times

The 12-track record includes some original songs written by Clapton.

  1. Alabama Woman Blues

  2. Can’t Let You Do It

  3. I Will Be There

  4. Spiral

  5. Catch The Blues

  6. Cypress Grove

  7. Little Man, You’ve Had a Busy Day

  8. Stones In My Passway

  9. I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine

  10. I’ll Be Alright

  11. Somebody’s Knockin’

  12. I’ll Be Seeing You

This album is on the coat tails of his last release, the 2014 chart-topping

Eric Clapton & Friends: The Breeze, An Appreciation of the late JJ Cale.

I Still Do is the name of the new album, look for it May 20th 2016

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Super Simple acoustic guitar course :coming soon 

I have a new beginner acoustic guitar course coming out in April called Super Simple Acoustic Guitar.  It covers all the basic chords as well as how to read tabs a free Ebook and much more. 

If you are thinking of trying to learn the acoustic guitar this is your chance. 

The course will be $20 and if you sign up ahead of time you get it for $5. 

Sure there are others out there like my free course that can work ,but this course will be very detailed for those starting out without any help.  Explaining how to tune your acoustic guitar and tons of helpful tips and tricks to get you playing fast. 

You will pay 100’s for this information anywhere else.

So go sign up at Thebeanproject.com and put the word Fiver in the comments and I will contact you with all the information.