The C Major chord referred to as C Chord or C open chord is an easy chord to master with little effort. The C chord will be the first set of chords that will be taught to aspiring guitarists or for students starting their guitar classes.
The C major chord simply consists of 3 notes – C E and G notes. We will learn to play this chord in 3 simple steps
C Chord (Open Position) in 3 simple steps:
Take a look at the picture first to get an idea of the chord shape, and finger positions in the chord and then follow the 3 steps:
Step 1: Place your index or first finger on the 1st fret of the 2nd string (B String)
Step 2: Place your middle or second finger on the 2nd fret of the 4th string (D String)
Step 3: Place the ring finger or 3rd finger in the 3rd fret of the 5th string (A String)
Now strum from the fifth string to the first string in one stroke that is the C Major chord. You can also get a better idea by seeing the video below:
Important points to remember while playing C major chord
You will have to stretch your third finger a little bit, with a little bit of practice this will be easy.
You will also have to arch or bend your fingers so that you don’t touch the other things. In case you touch the other fingers, then you will mute those strings and the notes from the muted strings will not clear it will be a ‘buzzy’ sound.
The C chord is one of the most widely used guitar chords in many songs across all languages.
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