Guitar Chord of C Major
The guitar chord of C Major is one of the most fundamental guitar chords. Along with G, D, A, E, and E Minor, it will probably be one of the first guitar chords you will learn.
The E and G strings are not played so just strum across all the strings, or you could pluck each of the strings. Since E and G are in the scale of C there are no worries about playing all of the strings.
The guitar chord of C Major can be a bit tricky to play if you are only learning guitar but I doubt you will get far in playing the guitar if you cannot master this basic guitar chord. Since, this chord is one of the most frequently used along with the chords of G, E, E minor, D and A, it will be a chord you will have to master.
Songs you would use the Guitar Chord of C Major
Something – The Beatles
Crazy Little Thing called Love – Queen
Jingle Bells – Traditional
House of the Rising Sun – The Animals
C major Guitar Chord in Guitar Tab format
The guitar chord of C Major can be written in guitar tab format as follows;
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– 1 –
– 0 –
– 2 –
– 3 –
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If you learn this chord first you should have no problem in playing chords such as Am or F as the positions and stretches involved would be similar.