C Guitar Chord | Standard Tuning

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CM, Cmaj, Cmajor, C major

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Too lazy to play the full "C" chord? No problem. This variation is a lot easier to play.

 
 
 
 
 
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This is the "C" major barre chord held in the "A" barre chord shape.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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This is a variation of the C major barre chord.

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This is a variation of the C major chord.

 
 
 
 
 
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This is an alternate way to finger the C major barre chord using the "A shape."

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This is the C/G. This means it is a regular C open chord played with a G bass note.

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This voicing of C major features a barre played by the third finger at the 5th fret.

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This is a "spread" voicing for C major. This chord is used in the verse to "Scar Tissue" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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This voicing of "open" C major omits the high E string.

 
 
 
 
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This C/G chord is used in the intro to "Stairway to Heaven."

 
 
 
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This three string C chord is played in third position.

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This C major triad features the fifth of the chord (G) in the bass.

 
 
 
 
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This voicing for C major is commonly used in blues music.

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Notice how this voicing for C major omits the fifth of the chord.

 
 
 
 
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This voicing for C major utilizes a common, movable chord shape.

 
 
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The fifth of this C chord is doubled.

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This voicing for C major is used in the song "Blackbird" by the Beatles.

 
 
 
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This C chord is played with a D bass note.

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The low root note is omitted from this voicing of C/G.

The C chord can also be known as CM, Cmaj, Cmajor, C major chord

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