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A major basic beginner guitar chord.

A major chord box

 

 

 

 

 

 

Only five strings are played in this chord. The 6th (E) string is not played. See the ‘X’ on the chord box.

Below are three different ways to play this chord.

A major chord pic 1

 

 

 

 

 

The 5th (A) string is open (no fingers).

The 4th (D) string is fretted at the 2nd fret with the first finger.

The 3rd (G) string is fretted at the 2nd fret with the 2nd finger.

The 2nd (B) string is fretted at the 2nd fret with the 3rd finger.

The 1st (E) string is open (no fingers).

 

NEXT EXAMPLE – alternative fingers

A major alternative 1

 

 

 

 

 

The 5th (A) string is open (no fingers).

The 4th (D) string is fretted at the 2nd fret with the 2nd finger.

The 3rd (G) string is fretted at the 2nd fret with the 3rd finger.

The 2nd (B) string is fretted at the 2nd fret with the 4th finger.

The 1st (E) string is open (no fingers).

 

NEXT EXAMPLE – alternative fingers

 A major alternative 3

 

 

 

 

 

The 5th (A) string is open (no fingers).

The 4th (D) string is fretted at the 2nd fret with the 2nd finger.

The 3rd (G) string is fretted at the 2nd fret with the 1st finger.

The 2nd (B) string is fretted at the 2nd fret with the 3rd finger.

The 1st (E) string is open (no fingers).

 

Try out these different ways to fret the chord and see how they feel.

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