Guitar Chords Chart Pdf

Printable Free Ebook Chords Chart with Finger Positions, Note Names and Intervals

guitar chord chart page If you are looking for a handy guitar chords reference , you've come to the right place. We have created this guitar chords chart that will help you learn new chords and play your favorite songs.

You can download the chart in pdf format or you can browse the chords online with our Online Guitar Chords Dictionary .

Is this really free? Yes! this is free excerpt from Chords Domination ebook, a complete resource created for those who want a deeper understanding of the chords they are playing, and will give you a lot of things to work on!

What's inside the Guitar Chords Pdf

This Guitar Chords Pdf is different from the others because it contains diagrams packed with useful information, as the chart shows:

  • Left-hand finger positions
  • Note names of the tones in the chords
  • Intervals in the chords

What's inside thee Guitar Chords Pdf Ebook. Download for free now

Having all this information in a single, easy to read diagrams is incredibly helpful for learning how to play chords on the guitar , chord music theory, and the fretboard. This chart is great for players of all levels.

Are you a beginner guitar player ? Good, the ebook will show you many beginner guitar chords. Just see where to place your fingers on the neck and start playing songs.

Are you an advanced guitarist ? Great, then you can understand how to construct chords by assembling intervals, as the diagrams in the pdf will teach you.

You can download the chord chart for free by clicking the green button below:

What You Will Learn

The pdf ebook shows you the guitar chords diagrams grouped for root and type. If you are a beginner guitarist, don't feel intimidated by the fact that exist many different fingerings: you only need to know a few major and minor chords to start playing your favorite songs and have fun with your friends.

If you want to go a step further, you could learn some Dominant Chords , that give to your sound a bluesy feel , and you'll be all set for entertaining your audience.

Complete List of Chord Types in the Ebook

Here are the chord types that you'll find in the free ebook

  • Major
  • Minor
  • Dominant 7
  • Maj7
  • Min7
  • Dim
  • Sus4
  • 6
  • m6
  • 6/9
  • 7b5
  • m7b5
  • 7#5
  • 7b9
  • 7#9
  • m9
  • maj9
  • 9
  • 11
  • 13

Major Guitar Chords Chart

Major chords have a bright and happy sound . They are composed of the Root, the Major Third and the Fifth. Of course, you don't have to know chords theory to play these chords, just learn the shapes and start rocking!

1
b2
2
b3
3
4
b5
5
#5
6
b7
7
C major guitar chord chart
C Major
D major guitar chord chart
D Major
E major guitar chord chart
E Major
F major guitar chord chart
F Major
G major guitar chord chart
G Major
A major guitar chord chart
A Major
B major guitar chord chart
B Major

How To Read Guitar Chord Diagrams

  • Fretboard Orientation
    In the chart, the fretboard is shown vertically , with the thickest string (E low string) on the left. Again on the left, you find the frets number (if there are no frets number, that means that the chord is fretted in open position , near the headstock).
  • Open or Muted Strings (X or 0)
    At the top of the diagrams, the string could have an X or a 0 . The X tells you to mute the string, while the 0 tells you to play open, without pressing any fret.
  • Fingering
    The numbers on the frets, surrounded by a black dot , show you the finger to use: 1 index, 2 medium, 3 ring, 4 pinky.
  • Notes Names and Intervals
    At the bottom of the diagrams, you find the note names and the intervals (you can safely ignore this information if you only want to know the fingering for a chord)
how to read chord diagrams

Learn more by visiting the how to read chord diagrams tutorial

Minor Guitar Chord Chart

On the contrary, minor chords have a sad and melancholy sound . They are used a lot in love and romantic songs, for the particular feeling they create. A minor chord is composed of the Root, the Minor Third and the Perfect Fifth.

1
b2
2
b3
3
4
b5
5
#5
6
b7
7
C minor guitar chord chart
C Minor
D minor guitar chord chart
D Minor
E minor guitar chord chart
E Minor
F minor guitar chord chart
F Minor
G minor guitar chord chart
G Minor
A minor guitar chord chart
A Minor
B minor guitar chord chart
B Minor

Dominant Guitar Chords Chart

A dominant seventh chord is composed by the Root, the Major Third, Perfect Fifth and the Minor Seventh. Blues progressions use dominant chords all the time, for example, try this basic blues progression : C7 | C7 | F7 | G7.

1
b2
2
b3
3
4
b5
5
#5
6
b7
7
C Dominant guitar chord chart
C7
D Dominant guitar chord chart
D7
E Dominant guitar chord chart
E7
F Dominant guitar chord chart
F7
G Dominant guitar chord chart
G7
A Dominant guitar chord chart
A7
B Dominant guitar chord chart
B7

Movable Guitar Shapes (with and without Barre)

Movable chords are shapes that you can shift up or down the neck (without changing finger positions) to play chords with different names (C, D, E, F#, and so forth) but of the same type (Major, Minor, 7, and, minor, dominant or other types).

That's the reason we call these diagrams movable. With movable shapes, we don't play any open strings.

If you memorize these fingerings, you'll be able to play almost any chord , by placing the movable shape at the fret that corresponds to the root of the chord you want to play. In the diagrams, the root note is the one denoted by the number 1 at the bottom of the diagrams.

For example, a movable shape for the Dominant Seventh chord is the following:

C Dominant guitar Movable chord chart
C7 Movable
D Dominant guitar Movable chord chart
D7 Movable
E Dominant guitar Movable chord chart
E7 Movable

The first diagram shows you the fingering of a C7 chord , that has the lower root at the 3rd fret of the A string.

If you want to play a D7 chord , you have to shift the shape up by two frets, until the root (the fret with the number 1 at the bottom of the chart) is at the 5th fret of the A string, that is a D, as shown in the second chart.

With the same logic, if you want to play a E7 chord , you have to move the shape until the root at the 7th fret of the A string (which is an E), as shown in the third picture.

In movable chord diagrams you will not find the name of the chord, because it depends on where you place the root (1) of the chord on the fretboard.

In the free ebooks , you find plenty of movable chord shapes that will allow you to play the majority of songs . Click the button below to download it for free: Download The Chords Chart For Free

Some tips to learn how to play guitar chords

When learning guitar chords, we have to deal with 2 different aspects: fingers flexibility and strength , and memorization .

Finger Flexibility and strength

In the beginning, playing chords is not easy. There will be string buzzes or fingers that can't reach a fret. Here are some tips for helping you practicing your chords:

  • Practice exercises for finger agility daily. It could be the classic 1-2-3-4 , or simply stretching. Even if it feels not easy, try to use the pinkie as much as possible , it will be helpful for more advanced fingerings.
  • To press a fret, always try to use the tip of your finger . Ideally, you want your finger to be as much as possible perpendicular to the fretboard .
  • Be sure to be proper warmed-up before stretching fingers

Memorization (muscle memory)

Memorizing chord fingerings it's a mix of brain work and muscle exercise . We have to arrive at a point at which we don't need to think about where to place fingers, but automatically our left-hand knows where to go , and switching between chords becomes automatic. This is the so-called " muscle memory " and can be gained only with time and practice. Here's a small trick that will help you learn chords new shapes faster:

  • Place your fingers on the fretboard in the chord fingering position
  • Press a little bit more than needed
  • Hold the position for 20 seconds.
  • Release the force
  • Pause for 10 seconds
  • Press again for other 20 seconds.
  • Do this for 5 times
  • Your fingers will memorize the new chord in no time!

Guitar Chords Chart Pdf: Conclusions and Helpful Links

Hope you'll find this guitar chords pdf useful, remember that you don't have to know hundreds of chord shapes to have fun with your guitar. Learn a couple of chords every day , apply them by playing your favorite songs, and soon you'll find yourself a true chord master! For more resources on guitar chords and songs, have a look at the related tutorials below .

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