Useful? Give it some love.
View our C guitar chord charts and voicings in Standard tuning with our free guitar chords and chord charts. If you are looking for the C chord in other tunings, be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page. For over 950,000 charts and voicings, grab an account.
Unlock our full, 950,000 chord library and grab our "Electric Starter" and "Acoustic Starter" JamTrack Packs. Enjoy 87 world-class teachers, over 6,000 on-demand guitar lessons, live guitar courses, and a full suite of teaching tools.Learn More
Limited time only for July, 2018.
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.
We are only showing you a handful of chord charts for this voicing. Enjoy over 950,000 voicings with membership.
Unlock Full Library
Limited time only. 2 JamTrack Packs included.Check it out
The C guitar chord can also be played in other tunings: