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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Acoustic buddy: I suck today 

” I suck today” meaning you can’t seem to hold those chords right and they won’t ring clear. This is something everyone goes through,even veterans. 

You will have days where your fingers don’t want to work right, or your hand cramps. It helps to practice as much as possible and then those days get to be few and far between. 

Never give up ,its just a wooden box with strings….Chris Smith ,Fl

 Your mind is your worst enemy. It’s all part of the process to be horrible at first and then it all starts to come together. Songs get easier to pick up on ,and the more you sit and play with other fellow acoustic lovers the better you get. Martin guitar owners say all the time that your acoustic sounds its worst the first day you get it. The older it gets the better it sounds. The same with us as acoustic players. The longer we play the better we get. It’s impossible to suck worst then when you started. 

I would love to see your videos if you care to share your accomplishments and what your learning.

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Finger Tips 

Keeping your hands in the right position will not only help your chord changing skills, but will make your chords wring more clear. 

Your Fingertips are the wheels that keep this car moving.  If you are a beginner and you are dealing with sore fingertips start practicing like this. 

Practice every other day ,that way it’s not so hard to pick up where you left off.

 Learning these chords require lots of repetition (muscle memory). Once you get them down,it’s stuck in your brain for ever. Just like riding a bike

If your fingertips are starting to get sore “and they will” just take break for a day and fight through it on the day after.  

Your fingers will develop tough skin on the very tips. After a few months of playing you won’t even notice.   Playing the guitar has a lot going on all at the same time, sore fingertips is just half of it.  

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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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D’Addario Recycling Rewards

Its said that 1.5 million tons of strings could be recycled each year, thats equivalent to the Eiffel Tower or two and a half Statue of Liberty’s.

Guitar players are to bring string to participating dealers, If your here in Nashville that place would be Virginia’s Music Center.  

Here are some other places that may be in your neck of the woods

Advance Music – Burlington, VT

All Music – Plainview, NY

Bananas at Large – Cincinatti, OH

Bananas at Large – Santa Rosa, CA

Bass Strings Online – Los Angeles, CA

Chicago Music Exchange – Chicago, IL

Dave Phillips Music – Allentown, PA

Dietze Music – Lincoln, NE

Downtown Sounds – Northhamton, MA

Elderly Instruments – Lansing, MI

George’s Music – North Walles, PA

Elderly Instruments – Lansing, MI

George’s Music – North Walles, PA

George’s Music – Jacksonville Beach, FL

Guitar Czar – Salt Lake City, UT

Harry’s Guitar Shop – Raleigh, NC

Hot Licks – Waldorf, MD

Instrumental Music – Tuscon, AZ

Instrumental Music – Ventura, CA

Instrumental Music – Thousand Oaks, CA

Instrumental Music – Santa Barbara, CA

Lane Music  – Knoxville, TN

Loud & Clear – Cotati, CA

Main Drag Music – Brooklyn, NY

Music Go Round – Littleton, CO

Music Go Round – Columbus, OH

Mundt Music – Longview, TX

Murphy’s Guitars – Bountiful, UT

Murphy’s Music – Dallas, TX

Music Loft – Wilmington NC

Robert M. Sides – State College, PA

Russo’s Music  – Asbury Park, NJ

Skip’s Music – Sacramento, CA

Springfield Music – Springfield, MO

Sweetwater Sound – Ft. Wayne, IN

Ted Brown Music – Tacoma, WA

Total Entertainment – Daytona Beach FL

Twin Town Guitars – Minneapolis, MN

Virginia’s Music Center – Nashville TN

West Music – Iowa City, IA

Willis Music – Cincinnati, OH

For every .25 lb of instrument strings is the equivalent of six sets of acoustic guitar strings will earn you 100 Players Circle points  ($1 towards The D’Addario Foundation).

Individual strings and string sets can be mixed in a single shipment. Rewards are given based on weight of the shipment.

Sign up and take part  HERE  The World’s First String Recycling Program.




Super Simple Acoustic Guitar 

Coming soon ….

   Super Simple Acoustic is made for the beginner acoustic player that’s just starting out.  
Imagine playing songs you hear on the radio at a party or a small gathering. Playing the acoustic guitar is a great skill to have under your belt.  Once you have learned the basics you can play hundreds of songs from old to new.  

This method gives you the confidence to keep going.  

With my method you learn your basics like ABCDEFG  and putting those chords together to play songs. 
  I show you how to research and find the songs you want to play. 
Working everyday to make this course worth way more than the $20 price I put on it.  Go back and watch it over and over as many times as you want.  

It will cover all your basic chords as well as how to put the chords together. A free Ebook that’s easy to read for beginners.  


Most everyone that I teach just wants to learn the songs. So I come up with this course to get you there fast. Once you learn the basic chords you will have everything you need to start playing songs on the radio and songs you love. 

If you are interested in being one of the first to try it out free email me at 

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How to play ..The Best Of My Love  ..  by   The Eagles 

This is not a hard song for a beginner,but will take some extra practice. 

I wanted to do a few songs by The Eagles this week because of Glenn Freys passing.


I have only done one song by The Eagles in the past year called Take It Easy and wanted to do a few more.   I did not know how to play these songs before I looked them up ,but it was only a few days of playing them off and on before I made these videos.   

Once you start learning the acoustic guitar you will find how things seem to fall into place a lot easier when you have your basics down.     says  Kevin Shelton 

Below I have the tabs of The Eagles playing it live ,so you can play along with it.   I also have a video of me playing as well that will be out on Friday   ENJOY

C   C   Dm   Dm

   C                C             Dm                      Dm
   Every night, I'm lying in bed, holding you close in my dreams
   C                      C                        Dm                    Dm
   Thinking about all the things that we said, and coming apart at the seams
Em                    Dm           Em                 F/G
   We try to talk it over, but the words come out too rough
     C                       Dm                       C     G7
   I know you were trying to give me the best of your love

   C                    C                 Dm                       Dm
   Beautiful faces, and loud empty places, look at the way that we live
   C                   C                   Dm                     Dm
   Wasting our time on cheap talk and wine, left us so little to give
       Em                        Dm                   Em                    F/G 
  That same old crowd was like a cold dark cloud that we could never rise above
       C                   Dm                      C     G7
   But here in my heart, I give you the best of my love

              C            C     Dm                      Dm
   Oh-oh-oh ohhhh, sweet darlin', you get the best of my love
              C            C     Dm                      Dm
   Oh-oh-oh ohhhh, sweet darlin', you get the best of my love

Fm7          Fm7                     C            C
   I'm going back in time and it's a sweet dream
            Fm7                     Fm7                     Dm    G7
   It was a quiet night and I would be all right if I could go on sleeping

       C               C                 Dm                      Dm
   But every morning I wake up and worry, what's gonna happen today?
   C                        C                     Dm                     Dm
   You see it your way, and I see it mine, but we both see it slipping away
Em                             Dm         Em                      Dm   G7
   You know we always had each other baby, I guess that wasn't enough; o-o-ohh
       C                   Dm                      C     G
   But here in my heart, I give you the best of my love

            C              C     Dm                      Dm
   Oh-oh-oh ohhhh, sweet darlin', you get the best of my love
            C              C     Dm                      Dm
   Oh-oh-oh ohhhh, sweet darlin', you get the best of my love

   [repeat & fade]

My video may be slightly different but you have all you need to get it right. 

You will find that there is a few 
ways to play this song, but this is the best way to learn as a beginner.    Remember to stick with it until your done learning a song. 

Only learning some of it leaves you behind the others.  

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