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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Part:1  Simple Strumming  

First off clear your head and put out all the bad thoughts you have about strumming the acoustic guitar. 

It’s so easy you will be strumming in no time  and putting an end to the struggling.

First you will have to train your strumming hand to keep the beat.  

I did a blog post on this topic last year called  tap tap tap

Using your foot to keep the rhythm is the best known source for staying on track with what ever song you are learning. 


Now a days you can download apps that have a metronome in the software that will help you get started.  Don’t know what a metronome is? Check this out. 

If you are interested in seeing a video on this post, please leave a comment. It would be greatly appreciated. 

 (Remember, you are in the beginning phase and need to go slow )

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


E
I'm proud to be an Oakie from Muskogee,
                                          B7
A place where even squares can have a ball ----
B7
We still wave Old Glory down at the courthouse,
                                                E
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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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. 

How to play Its been awhile by Stained

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This is not bad at all to learn for a beginner.  Just some simple chords that may take a few tries to get it right.

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Below are the tabs along with a video that may help.

  This song is played a half a step  down, so you can not play it with the song unless you do so.

Same chords just a half a step down.

I have also included a video on tuning your guitar a half a step down as well as the video of the song played by Stained….Enjoy 

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VERSE:
Am              C                G      D       Am
Its been awhile since I could - hold my head up high
Am             C              G                   D       Am
Its been awhile since I first saw you   
Am             C               G           D            Am
Its been awhile since I could stand on my own two feet again
Am             C              G                 D    Am
Its been awhile since I could call you


CHORUS:
Am          C             G     D  Am             
And every thing I can't remember
Am           C                G D Am
As fucked up as it all may seem
Am           C                  G  D Am
The consequences that I've rendered
Am           C                G    D Am
I stretched myself beyond my means


VERSE:
Am             C                 G          D                 Am
Its been awhile since I couldn't say that I wasn't addicted
Am             C                 G            D                Am
Its been awhile since I couldn't say I love myself as well as
Am             C                    G                     D                 Am
Its been awhile since I've gone and fucked things up just like I always do
Am             C             G                 D                            Am
Its been awhile but all that shit seems to disappear when Im with you


CHORUS:
Am          C             G     D  Am             
And every thing I can't remember
Am           C                G D Am
As fucked up as it all may seem
Am           C                  G  D Am
The consequences that I've rendered
Am           C                G         D Am
Ive gone and fucked things up again    yea

Am    C               G  D
Why must I feel this way
Am    C             G  D 
Just make this go away
Am      C              G   D
Just one more peaceful day


VERSE:
Am             C            G  D             Am
Its been awhile since I could look at myself straight
Am             C                G            D   Am
Its been awhile since I said im sorry
Am             C                    G  D                  Am
Its been awhile since ive seen the way candles light your face
Am             C          G              D                Am
Its been awhile but I can still remember just the way you taste


CHORUS:
Am          C             G     D  Am             
And every thing I can't remember
Am           C                G      D              Am
As fucked up as it all may seem   to be I know its me
Am           C                  G  D Am
I can not blame this on my father
Am           C                G         D Am
He did the best he could for me  


OUTRO:
Am             C        G    D       Am
Its been awhile since I could hold my head up high
Am             C                G
Its been awhile since I said im sorry