Beginner Guitar Chords | Open String Chord Chart
- Wednesday, October 28, 2009, 15:47
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Most of the first guitar chords we learn incorporate notes from our open strings. These open string chords are some of the easier chords to play yet possess a beautiful, full-bodied sound that bring even advanced guitarists back to them time and again. The following chart should be review by beginning and intermediate guitarists. It includes the typical “cowboy chords” along with some less expected open-string seventh chords that I find commonly used.
The only chord in the chart that doesn’t fit the exact definition of an “open-string” chord is the F chord. It, in fact, is a bar chord (or barre chord, if you prefer) in that it does not use any open strings. Still, it is such a common companion to many of the chords listed, I included it here for easy reference.
Note: A PDF document for the Open String Chord Chart in this lesson can be found here.