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Applying the theory to the neck of the guitar

So every basic major and minor chord that you know, and will ever learn, only has 3 different notes in it. If you are strumming a basic C major chord, and play 5 strings...you are still only playing the notes C, E and G. It is just that there are 2 C notes and 2 E notes.

Here are some basic chord forms for C, Dm, Em, F, G, A m and Bo. You will see that each chord only contains 3 different note names. Some of the notes are just doubled or tripled. The notes in the chord do not have to follow any particular order, as long as there is a D F A....it is a Dm chord.

C
C chord chart
Dm
Dm chord chart
Em
Em chord chart
F
F chord chart
G
G chord chart
Am
Am chord chart
Bo
B dim chord chart
 

Page 2, Basic triads built from the C major scale

Page 4, Comparing major and minor chords


Basic chord construction jump zone

Building chords from the major scale
Basic triads built from the C major scale
Applying the theory to the neck of the guitar
Comparing major and minor chords
Chord formulas




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