How to Play an A Major Chord on the Guitar

How to Play an A Major Chord on the Guitar

Knowing how to play an A Major chord on the guitar is a basic and essential skill. Since it is used so frequently in guitar music, it is necessary for you to learn how to play it with ease and efficiency. Luckily, this article contains a few tidbits that will have you playing the chord in almost no time at all!

Steps

1. Learn the open strings on the guitar (there are six of them):

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  • high E – the thinnest string
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  • B – the second thinnest string
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  • G – the third thinnest string
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  • D – the fourth
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  • A – the fifth
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  • E – the widest, largest string

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2. Leave the lowest, 6th (E) string open along with the 5th (A) string.

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3. Place your index finger on the 2nd fret of the 4th string (D).

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4. Put the middle finger on the 2nd fret of the 3rd string (the note A).

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5. Put the ring finger on the 2nd fret of the 2nd string (the note C#).

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6. Leave the 1st string open (the note E).

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