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A Major Chord

A Major Chord

The A major chord will be one of the open chords you will be able to play a few different ways. Remember the 6th string will not be played. Instead you will start on the 5th string open. This is your A note.

Option 1 for playing A Major Chord -Place your 1st finger on the 4th string, 2nd fret..2nd finger on the 3rd string, 2nd fret…and your 3rd finger on the 2nd string, 2nd fret. The 1st string will be open.

Option 2 for playing A Major Chord -Place your 2nd finger on the 4th string, 2nd fret..3rd finger on the 3rd string, 2nd fret…and your 4th finger on the 2nd string, 2nd fret. The 1st string will be open.

Quick Tip ! Depending on what you’re playing in reguards to the other chords with the A Major, may determine which one you play. Example : If you are playing a song and need to jump from an A Major to a D Major, you may choose Option 1 for finger placement of the chord.

Check out my video of how to play an A major chord here –
http://youtu.be/ZQsLSCKUQKw

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