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A Guitar Chord | Standard Tuning

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AM, Amaj, Amajor, A major

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C♯
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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.

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A variation of the A Major Chord.

 
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C♯
 

Another variation of the A Major Chord.

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An alternate way to finger the A Major open chord.

 
 
 
 
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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.

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This variation of the A major chord is played on the 5th fret.

 
 
 
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A variation of the A chord played using the D shape on the 9th fret.

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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.

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This fingering of the A Major Open Chord uses a 1 finger barre. It is very useful in certain situations.

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This "open" A voicing features a barre performed by the first finger. Notice how the high E string is omitted from this shape.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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This voicing of A major features a full or "grand" barre.

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The root note is omitted from this voicing. This chord is featured in the outro section of "Under the Bridge."

 
 
 
 
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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.

 
 
 
 
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This voicing of A major is featured in the introduction to "Black" by Pearl Jam.

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This voicing of A major features the third (C#) in the bass.

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C♯
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This voicing of A omits the fifth of the chord.

 
 
 
 
 
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This is the A major chord played using the A shape barre chord on the 12th fret.

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This A major triad features the third of the chord (C#) in the bass.

 
 
 
 
 
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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.

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This abbreviated version of the A major barre chord omits the 6th, 5th, and 1st strings.

The A chord can also be known as AM, Amaj, Amajor, A major chord

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