Introduction: How to Play a C Major Chord on Guitar

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Place your first finger on the 2nd string first fret.

Step 1: Step 2

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Place your second finger on the 4th string second fret.

Step 2: Step 3

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Place your third finger on the 5th string thrid fret.

Step 3: Step 4

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Strum all string except the 6th string.

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hgospod (author)2016-02-28

Going from the lowest pitch string up, written out for the non-musical folk:

1. 2. 3. 4.
E: f. f#. g. g#
A: a# b. C. c#
D: d# E. f. f#
G: g# a. a#. b
B: C. c# d. d#
E: f. f#. g#. a

Play the capitalized letters just as the O.P. says, and you get a C major chord. From low to high: E-C-E-G-C-E.

3ra1n1ac (author)2016-02-26

Awesome! You should do some more.

KrazyK4 (author)2016-02-26

that's not how you play it. it's first fret second string, third fret fourth string and fourth fret fifth string.

ThomasK19 (author)KrazyK42016-02-26

Well, it's correct (omitted E - that's nonsense) C e g c' e' So you can play all strings.

To play at last some basic melody you need the dominant chord too, which is G maj: highest (e') and lowest (E) string pressed down at 3rd fret and all strings strummed (G A d g b g').

ACCuebr (author)ThomasK192016-02-26

I know I can play the E, but personally, I do not like the sound of the chord with the E being played. Thank you for the clarification of whether you can play the string.

wold630 (author)2016-02-26

Nice, thank you!

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