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Guitar Chords

To find a chord, use the navigation panel on the left. Each page shows variations of different chord positions on the neck where possible.

  • None of the guitar chord diagrams throughout this web site are computer generated.
  • All diagrams are based on chords actually used by guitarists.
  • Chord diagrams are in gif format which can be printed

How to read the chord diagrams

Below shows the format used to read the chord charts throughout this website.

Chord Diagram Format-1 Chord Diagram Finger Placement

Chord Fingering:

  • 1 = Index Finger
  • 2 = Middle Finger
  • 3 = Ring Finger
  • 4 = Little Finger (Pinky)

Barred Chords

The diagram below shows the typical barre chord. The first and sixth strings (E and E) are barred with one finger.

Barred Chord Diagram

Guitar Chords For Beginners

If you are a beginner to guitar then you might find the subject of guitar chords quite daunting, how are you supposed to learn that amount of chords and remember how to play them all on the guitar. In reality it's not like that, yes there are thousands of ways to play all the different chords on the guitar, many more in fact than what's shown on this Website.

As you get more experienced at playing guitar you will learn more about chord construction, the notes within the chords and also learn your way around the fretboard. These things happen naturally and when they do you will find you no longer need to use chord charts because you can figure any chord type very quickly yourself.

The best guitar chords to learn first are the open chords and then move onto barre chords. The great thing about barre chords is you only need to learn a few shapes because they are moveable chords. The same chord pattern is used and just moved along the guitar neck to start on any root note. Bar chords are tricky at first but once you get used to them you'll be able to play almost any guitar chord you need for many thousands of songs.