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List of Major Chords

This is a list of strict major chords which means starting on the root note on the lowest (deepest) string and then finding the next note on the next highest string etc. This produces some impossible stretches in many cases, so - try the alternatives!

G Major Chord The numbers represent the frets to press on each string in order from lowest to highest so G major as commonly played is 0 0 2 3 (see diag)


Chord Chord Notes Fret Positions Good Alternatives Comment on Alternative
A maj A C# E A 2 11 7 5 2 2 4 5 repeated root
      2 2 4 0 repeated 5th
Bb maj Bb D F Bb 3 0 8 6 3 0 1 1 repeated root
B maj B D# F# B 4 1 9 7 4 1 2 2 repeated root
C maj C E G C 5 2 10 8 0 2 3 0 2nd inversion
repeated major 3rd
D maj D F# A D 7 4 0 10 2 0 0 2 2nd inversion
repeated 5th
E maj E G# B E 9 6 2 0 1 2 2 0 1st inversion
repeated root
F maj F A C F 10 7 3 1 5 3 3 5 2nd inversion
repeated 5th
      2 3 3 1 1st inversion
repeated root
      5 3 0 1 2nd inversion
repeated root
F# maj F# A# C# F# 11 8 4 2 6 4 4 6 2nd inversion
repeated 5th
      3 4 4 2 1st inversion
repeated root
G maj G B D G 0 9 5 3 0 0 2 3 repeated root