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The C major chord is absolutely essential for every guitarist to learn, so check out the C major graphic. It contains a C major chord chart, tablature, and image designed to help you master this chord today.
Too lazy to play the full "C" chord? No problem. This variation is a lot easier to play.
This is the "C" major barre chord held in the "A" barre chord shape.
This is a variation of the C major barre chord.
This is a variation of the C major chord.
This is an alternate way to finger the C major barre chord using the "A shape."
This is the C/G. This means it is a regular C open chord played with a G bass note.
This voicing of C major features a barre played by the third finger at the 5th fret.
This is a "spread" voicing for C major. This chord is used in the verse to "Scar Tissue" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
This voicing of "open" C major omits the high E string.
This C/G chord is used in the intro to "Stairway to Heaven."
This three string C chord is played in third position.
This C major triad features the fifth of the chord (G) in the bass.
This voicing for C major is commonly used in blues music.
Notice how this voicing for C major omits the fifth of the chord.
This voicing for C major utilizes a common, movable chord shape.
The fifth of this C chord is doubled.
This voicing for C major is used in the song "Blackbird" by the Beatles.
This C chord is played with a D bass note.
The low root note is omitted from this voicing of C/G.
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The C guitar chord can also be played in other tunings: