The Major Chords (Guitar Lesson)

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David MacKenzie

The Major Chords

David covers the basic major chord shapes. Every guitarist must learn these basic chords.

Taught by David MacKenzie in Basic Electric Guitar seriesLength: 18:29Difficulty: 1.5 of 5
Chapter 1: (01:02) Lesson Intro Before you begin to tackle intermediate chord structures, it is very important that you have a solid foundation in basic "open" chords. Remember that "open" chords are basic chord shapes played close to the nut. These chords contain one or more open strings. You must learn all open major/minor chord shapes before you learn their minor 7th, major 7th, and dominant 7th counterparts. Learning to play any musical instrument is often compared to building a house. If you do not have a solid foundation, the entire structure will topple.
Chapter 2: (06:04) The Major Chords In this lesson, David will climb the music alphabet as he teaches the major chords. You will learn the A, B, C, D, E, F, and G major chords. Gaining the ability to rapidly change between these chords is an absolutely essential skill. Dave will give you some tips to help you get started with this process.

Note: Chord names involving b's or #'s are discussed in many of JamPlay's Phase 2 lessons.

A Major

There are several viable fingering options for the basic, open A chord.

Note: The following information is taken from Jim Deeming's Phase 1 lesson pertaining to "A" shaped chords.

There are several different ways to play an A chord. The first A chord that every student should learn is referred to as the "open" A chord. A chord shape is referred to as "open" when it contains one or more open strings. There are three different ways to finger the basic A chord.

Option 1

The most common fingering of the A chord is demonstrated first. Here is a string-by-string breakdown of the left-hand fingering:

6th string: not played
5th string: open
4th string: 2nd fret, 1st finger
3rd string: 2nd fret, 2nd finger
2nd string: 2nd fret, 3rd finger
1st string: open

Notice how fingers 1, 2, and 3 are stacked on top of each other.

This fingering is typically taught first, because it is easiest for most beginning guitarists to master. However, this is not always the best fingering to use. Some guitarists simply have bigger hands than others do. If you have spent significant time trying to master this fingering of the A chord with no success, it might be time to move on to another fingering option.

Option 2

Many guitarists with large hands prefer to play the open A shape a different way. Guitarists with large hands have difficulty with smashing three fingers into the space of one fret. The pinky finger is much smaller than the first finger. For this reason, the first finger is pulled from the chord fingering, and the pinky is added. Here is the appropriate fingering for the chord:

6th string: not played
5th string: open
4th string: 2nd fret, 2nd finger
3rd string: 2nd fret, 3rd finger
2nd string: 2nd fret, 4th finger
1st string: open

Notice how the left-hand fingers are still stacked on top of each other. This is a difficult fingering to use when adding additional melody notes to a chord.

Option 3

When playing an A chord, many players prefer to barre all the notes at the second fret with the first finger. This frees up the other three fingers to play a melody in conjunction with the chord. This particular fingering may be difficult for beginners who have not yet learned any barre chords.

Many guitarists prefer to use the third fingering option for the A chord. (JamPlay instructor Matt Brown uses this fingering exclusively for open A.) This shape provides many immediate advantages. Since each finger is not stacked in a line, it is much easier to fit three fingers into one fret. Take a look at the picture of this chord being fretted in Supplemental Content. The third finger is directly below the second finger. This saves some essential space.

It is much easier to switch to different chords when this fingering is applied. In the key of A, the primary chords are A, D, and E. When switching from A to D for example, the first finger does not need to move at all. If you use option 1 or 2 to finger the A chord, you will need to completely reposition your fingers to play D. Also, it is much easier to switch from A to E and vice versa. The first finger only needs to slide down one fret to set up for the E chord.

Although this fingering looks quite awkward, it is actually quite comfortable to play.

As always, remember the following rules when fretting any note within a chord:

1. The fretting fingers must remain as close as possible to the fretboard at all times.

2. When fretting a note, make sure that the appropriate left-hand finger is as close to the fretwire as possible without actually touching it. Pressing the string down right over top of the fret will cause a note to buzz and ring poorly. Pressing the string down too far from the fret will yield the exact same result. Make note of the location of Brian's fingers when he is fretting a note.

3. The string must be held down with sufficient pressure in order to produce a clear sound. Fretting a note with insufficient pressure causes the note to sound muted.

4. Pressing a string down too hard will cause the string to go sharp. If you apply too much pressure to the strings with your left hand, your playing will always sound slightly out of tune.

5. Do not flatten any of the joints in your left-hand fingers. Make sure each joint is relaxed and slightly bent at all times.

6. Keep the left-hand fingernails as short as possible!

B Major

The chord option that Dave presents for B contains no open strings. When you first learn the shape of this chord, you may find it useful to compare its shape to the A chord. Begin by fretting an A chord using Option 2 listed above. Then, slide this shape up the neck two frets. Finally, use the index finger to fret the 2nd fret of the first string. Unlike the A shape however, the A string is not played. Only the 4 highest strings are strummed in this chord shape.

Note: Open the "Supplemental Content" tab for a fretboard diagram of the B chord.

C Major

Note: Open the "Supplemental Content" tab for a fretboard diagram of the C chord.

Many Jamplay members have expressed difficulties they are having with the open C chord. Remember the following guidelines whenever you practice this chord shape.

1. Keep the left-hand fingernails as short as possible! If you don't do this, the remaining steps are meaningless!

2. The string should make contact with the finger on the padded area right next to the nail.

3. Do not flatten any of the joints in your left-hand fingers. Make sure each joint is relaxed and slightly bent at all times.

4. Arch the wrist outwards away from your body. This will cause each of your fingers to arch higher over the strings. Now, your fingers will not accidentally mute the open strings.

5. The sixth string is not strummed in an open C chord.

6. Be patient! If you don't master this chord at first, that's ok. Most people have to spend a few weeks to master the C shape. Keep up the practice, and you'll eventually get it.
Chapter 3: (11:44) Finishing Up the Chords D Major

Note: Open the "Supplemental Content" tab for a fretboard diagram of the D chord.

Be careful that you don't accidentally mute the high E string when playing the D chord. The low E and A strings are omitted from this chord shape. However, sometimes the low A string is added to the basic D chord shape to form a D/A chord. This chord is used very frequently in rock music.

E Major

Note: Open the "Supplemental Content" tab for a fretboard diagram of the E chord.

The E chord is frequently regarded by beginning students as one of the easiest chords to learn. If you find yourself struggling with some of the other chords, build your confidence by completely mastering the E chord shape. All six strings are strummed when playing E.

Typically, you want to keep your left thumb anchored to the middle of the neck. However, it is acceptable to bring the thumb above the neck when playing certain open chord. E is one such example.

F Major

Note: Open the "Supplemental Content" tab for a fretboard diagram of the F chord.

This may be the hardest chord you ever learn. Keep this in mind when learning this shape. It requires that your fingers position themselves in a way that they are completely not used to. It took JamPlay instructor Matt Brown more than a month to master this chord as a child. On the flipside, if you can master this chord, all other chord shapes will immediately seem easier.

The F chord features a difficult barre across the E and B strings. A barre occurs when a single finger frets more than one string. This barre occurs at the first fret.

G Major

Note: Open the "Supplemental Content" tab for a fretboard diagram of the G chord.

There are several different fingering options for the open G chord. David presents the first option in this lesson.

Option 1

6th string: 3rd fret, second finger
5th string: 2nd fret, first finger
4th string: open
3rd string: open
2nd string: open
1st string: 3rd fret, third finger

Option 2

6th string: 3rd fret, third finger
5th string: 2nd fret, second finger
4th string: open
3rd string: open
2nd string: open
1st string: 3rd fret, pinky finger

Option 3

6th string: 3rd fret, second finger
5th string: 2nd fret, first finger
4th string: open
3rd string: open
2nd string: open
1st string: 3rd fret, pinky finger

The fingering option used depends entirely on the context of the G chord within a chord progression.

Congratulations! You have now learned major chords A-G. That is a big step in your guitar development. The next logical step is to begin switching from one chord to another. Practice this concept by using the musical alphabet. Switch from A to B to C etc.

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chrgrovechrgrove replied

I find that my left wrist is contorted to get a clean sound but David's wrist is pretty straight. Is this a thumb issue? My wrist gets sore.

Bradley.ConwayBradley.Conway replied

Hi chrgrove! There could a few different mechanical dimensions contributing to your wrist position, and it's pretty hard to diagnose the issue without seeing you play. I'd recommend just experimenting with different postures until you find something more comfortable that works for you. I will say that the majority of your bending should be at the knuckles rather than your wrist, so you may want to try bridging lower on the neck with your thumb or even swiveling your body to the right in order to get your should/elbow/arm a bit close to the front of the fretboard. I hope this is helpful :)

dreamleadguitardreamleadguitar replied

Thanks for this! can you please explain how these chords have been derived? Eg: A chord. How is this formed?

slaawslaaw replied

Dave, When I change from a G to a D chord the E and A strings continue to ring and spill into the D chord and doesn't sound very good. Do I need to mute these strings with my right hand while strumming or is there a better way or should I just not worry about it?

erickammerickamm replied

is there other way to play the B Major? I have huge figures and i cant fit them together for the B its also really hard for the A am i just not fit for guitar cause my fingures or are there ways to work this out

f16jetmanf16jetman replied

Hey check out Mark Licolns phase 1 lesson on the major Chords. he can show you how to plaw hose two notes with only one finger.

stude1955stude1955 replied


livingshadowslivingshadows replied

for the B chord can i move my littlest finger after ive played it so the frist string comes out sounding right?

whipper27whipper27 replied

I find the chords really hard to play "fast." Is this the best excercise to learn how to play the chords faster?

frizz529frizz529 replied

try sunmthing called 1 minute changes , this is where you pick two chords and move as many times as u can between them for 1 minute (count how many times you change and each time try and beat your last)

jbeiteljbeitel replied

dave i am having real troubles with the b major chord, i am playing it right but it sounds so wrong... and im perfectly in tune!

jbeiteljbeitel replied

david you are the best teacher ever!

jbeiteljbeitel replied

he is!

jbeiteljbeitel replied

the esestiial chords

swacswac replied

i find the f major chord hard to do

sidksidk replied

hey dave, you lost me on the B major. i thought the first note or root note names the chord, but the first note is an F sharp. Or am i not reading it right?

joephaserjoephaser replied

Very good lessom, I can make some decent sounding chord progressions Now :)

pinoyboy2829pinoyboy2829 replied

amazing lessons dave, i now know my chords, i just have to keep on working to sound each note carefully, because sometimes i mute the other strings.

jrjiijrjii replied

I'm having a real hard time perfecting the F chord. For some reason I cannot get first finger to cover both strings and hold the others in place. I have long enough fingers but am lacking in dexterity. I've been preformming the finger exercises up and down the strings till I stop playing it and still here it. Is there another finger exercise to gain more dexterity and is anybody else finding this difficult? And thanks Dave for the lessons.

david.mackenziedavid.mackenzie replied

okay, lets really slow it down and break it down. do this....put your first finger on the 1st and 2nd string, and play with that (strum it) up several frets. next, put your 2nd finger on the 3rd string like your starting to form the F chord. make sure you are comfortable with each step of this before moving on. also make sure your thumb(fret hand) is more towards the middle or slightly towards the bottom of the neck. this should help. play it, strum it, enjoy it! then when comfortable put you 3rd finger on the 4th string forming the F chord shape. play and strum it up and down the neck getting comfortable with it. sounds mundane i am sure, but you need to work on muscle memory, and proper form for the F chord to work, and it will. it does take time. dont get frustrated. you can do it!!!!!!

jrjiijrjii replied

Thanks for the help. I' practiced for 1 hr after I posted the question and I think I've have my fingers placed correctly. Patience is also another instrument I'm trying to learn. One of the problems I found was that my ring finger was getting in the way. Is it insane to repremand your fingers? lol One way or another I'll own the F chord by next week. Thanks Dave!

laddladd replied

This one took me a little while to get also. You just have to keep practicing. Try the chord drills that justin has on his site. Interestingly enough, they helped me with my chord switches, but they also helped me with getting the right forms down. /-l

ricokillerricokiller replied

Hi Dave i'm 14 years old and my fingers aren't long enough to do the b chord easily . Can u help me either with another way to play the b chord or some finger lengthening advice?? lol

david.mackenziedavid.mackenzie replied

try playing that chord shape up higher on the neck at either the 12th fret or 9th fret, and work your way down to the normal fret to play it. the idea is to gradually warm up your hand and fingers so it is easier. i have actually seen alot of people with small hands do well on guitar, so dont let that stop you! you can do it! just keep going. it will get easier. as we say around here, you cant be slash in a day, or week or month. it takes time!!! :)

flynavyflynavy replied

Hey Dave. On the supplemental content you have F Major 7th listed, but you don't go over it in the videos. I'm confused since you're supposed to not play the A string, but you do play the E and D. Are you supposed to mute the a string by letting one of your fingers touch it a little?

frantoy86frantoy86 replied

i watched the video a couplae of times and i got it.Thanks dave

abbeabbe replied

Dave, my fingers are quite thick and I have a hard time with the A and B chords. Any advice or is it just a matter of practice?

david.mackenziedavid.mackenzie replied

hang in there! those 2 chords cause trouble for alot of people, me included from time to time. take each string one at a time, and make each string ring out on its own until you get the full chord to sound out. sometimes you just have to slow things down enough, to analyze the problem.

matyassvmatyassv replied

This lessons are just what i needed! Though they will take some time to learn... i have to work hard! Well , practice makes the master so i will focus on that. You are a great teacher and it's easy for me to understand you ( I'm Chilean) You really helped me out with this lesson. Thanks David!

david.mackenziedavid.mackenzie replied

thank you for the nice comments. the guitar player in my first band OpenFire is also Chilean!! although he has live in the U.S. for a long time, and you would'nt he is Chilean. best of success to you, and just keep practising, and you'll accomplish much!!

MTandreiMTandrei replied

Dave, is it ok if I finger the A chord with the second third and fourth fingers instead of the first second and third fingers?

david.mackenziedavid.mackenzie replied

sure you can, as there are no guitar police to stop you! lol! with that said though, make sure you can play it the traditional way first. there are times when you need to play it the way your asking, like if your going to maybe fret the 6th string and grab a different note and such. soo as long as you dont find it hindering on other things go for it.

david.mackenziedavid.mackenzie replied

i will definitely get into that soon!!! thanks for the suggestion!

obldaveobldave replied

i have moved on to major scale now can you provide a lesson on the MAJOR SCALE THANKS DAVEOUT

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About David MacKenzie View Full Biography Dave MacKenzie has been playing guitar for 30 of his 45 years on this earth. Starting back when he was 14 years old, Dave picked up the guitar and started to learn from his oldest brother, who had played some guitar as well. Dave was hooked, and couldn't learn fast enough! Everything from the Beatles, Chicago, Ted Nugent, The Eagles, you name it, Dave was trying to play it.

Then as with a lot of players out there, Eddie Van Halen came along and changed the way guitar was played! Dave has been influenced by anyone he has heard play guitar, literally! Always keeping an open mind and a humbleness about him has helped him to keep learning new things on, and about the guitar.

Dave has mostly played in top 40 rock, country, and pop bands. He is most recently playing guitar and keyboards in a 80's metal band called Open Fire. They have opened for Warrant, Firehouse, Winger, and LA Guns within the 3 and a half years they have been together, and are now jumping into original music.

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At JamPlay, not only can you reference our Chord Library, but you can also select any variety of chords you need to work on, and generate your own printable chord sheet.

Backing Tracks

Jam-along backing tracks give the guitarist a platform for improvising and soloing. Our backing tracks provide a wide variety of tracks from different genres of music, and serves as a great learning tool.

Interactive Games

We have teachers covering beginner lessons, rock, classic rock, jazz, bluegrass, fingerstyle, slack key and more. Learn how to play the guitar from experienced players, in a casual environment.

Beginners Welcome.. and Up

Unlike a lot of guitar websites and DVDs, we start our Beginner Lessons at the VERY start of the learning process, as if you just picked up a guitar for the first time.Our teaching is structured for all players.

Take a minute to compare JamPlay to other traditional and new methods of learning guitar. Our estimates for "In-Person" lessons below are based on a weekly face-to-face lesson for $40 per hour.

Price Per Lesson < $0.01 $4 - $5 $30 - $50 Free
Money Back Guarantee Sometimes n/a
Number of Instructors 128 1 – 3 1 Zillions
Interaction with Instructors Daily Webcam Sessions Weekly
Professional Instructors Luck of the Draw Luck of the Draw
New Lessons Daily Weekly Minutely
Structured Lessons
Learn Any Style Sorta
Track Progress
HD Video - Sometimes
Multiple Camera Angles Sometimes - Sometimes
Accurate Tabs Maybe Maybe
Scale/Chord Libraries
Custom JamTracks
Interactive Games
Learn in Sweatpants Socially Unacceptable
Gasoline Needed $0.00 $0.00 ~$4 / gallon! $0.00
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Mike H.

"I feel like a 12 year old kid with a new guitar!"

I am 66 years young and I still got it! I would have never known this if it had not been for Jamplay! I feel like a 12 year old kid with a new guitar! Ha! I cannot express enough how great you're website is! It is for beginners and advanced pickers! I am an advanced picker and thought I had lost it but thanks to you all, I found it again! Even though I only play by ear, I have been a member a whopping whole two weeks now and have already got Brent's country shuffle and country blues down and of course with embellishments. Thank you all for your wonderful program!

Greg J.

"With Jamplay I can fit in a random session when I have time and I can go at my own pace"

I'm a fifty eight year old newbie who owns a guitar which has been sitting untouched in a corner for about seven years now. Last weekend I got inspired to pick it up and finally learn how to play after watching an amazing Spanish guitarist on TV. So, here I am. I'm starting at the beginning with Steve Eulberg and I couldn't be happier (except for the sore fingers :) Some day I'm going to play like Steve! I'm self employed with a hectic schedule. With Jamplay I can fit in a random session when I have time and I can go at my own pace, rewinding and replaying the videos until I get it. This is a very enjoyable diversion from my work yet I still feel like I'm accomplishing something worthwhile. Thanks a lot, Greg


"I believe this is the absolute best site for guitar students."

I am commenting here to tell you and everyone at JamPlay that I believe this is the absolute best site for guitar students. I truly enjoy learning to play the guitar on Yes, I said the words, ""enjoy learning."" It is by far the best deal for the money.

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