How to Play a C Major Chord on Guitar





Introduction: How to Play a C Major Chord on Guitar

About: I have been playing guitar for about six years. I have played many types of music.

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

Step 1: Step 2

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

Step 2: Step 3

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

Step 3: Step 4

Strum all string except the 6th string.



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    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.

    Awesome! You should do some more.

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

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    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').

    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.

    Nice, thank you!