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The traditional "A Major" chord. This one is a bit tough since your fingers are crammed into such a small area. Experiment with other hand positions to find out what works best for you.
A variation of the A Major Chord.
Another variation of the A Major Chord.
An alternate way to finger the A Major open chord.
This version of the A major chord features a three string barre performed by the first finger. The pinkie finger frets the high root note at the 5th fret of the first string.
This variation of the A major chord is played on the 5th fret.
A variation of the A chord played using the D shape on the 9th fret.
This is the "2 3 4" way to finger the A Major chord. People with larger fingers may find fingering the chord this way to be easier.
This fingering of the A Major Open Chord uses a 1 finger barre. It is very useful in certain situations.
This "open" A voicing features a barre performed by the first finger. Notice how the high E string is omitted from this shape.
This voicing of A major features a full or "grand" barre.
The root note is omitted from this voicing. This chord is featured in the outro section of "Under the Bridge."
This version of the A major chord is basically played by using the basic F major shape at the 5th fret. However, unlike the F major shape, this chord contains an open 5th / A string.
This voicing of A major is featured in the introduction to "Black" by Pearl Jam.
This voicing of A major features the third (C#) in the bass.
This voicing of A omits the fifth of the chord.
This is the A major chord played using the A shape barre chord on the 12th fret.
This A major triad features the third of the chord (C#) in the bass.
This A major chord is based on the "open" E chord shape. This version of the fifth fret A major barre chord is easier to play since the index finger is not required to barre all six strings.
This abbreviated version of the A major barre chord omits the 6th, 5th, and 1st strings.
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The A guitar chord can also be played in other tunings: