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 , charts and voicings, grab an account. Unlock our full, , chord library and enjoy a full month JamPlay. Courses from 90 world-class teachers, over 6, on-demand guitar lessons, live guitar courses, and a full suite of teaching tools. 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.
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The C guitar chord is one of the most common guitar chords of all. It will make everything clear! It looks like this:. As you can see this only requires 2 fingers which makes it much easier to play. The chord sounds very similar to a full C chord because it retains the most important notes. At that early stage you just want to get comfortable holding the guitar and strumming simple chords.
Easy ways to play C
This one is a bit of stretch for some hands, but it is a very commonly-used chord, and again, it just takes practice to get right. Those of you with large fingers might think this one is impossible when you start, but it will work, it's just going to take you a bit of time to place your first finger just right. I have seen quite a few private students over the years with short fat fingers playing this chord perfectly, and so I know it just takes practice! Be particularly careful with C to make sure that you get all the notes clear.
C major is often commonly referred to only C. The notes in the chord are C, E, G. The root note is placed on the 5th string. All C chords. C minor is often abbreviated Cm. The notes in the chord are C, Eb, G. A tip is to play this chord with a capo instead. All Cm chords. C dominanth 7th is often abbreviated C7.