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Guitar Chords: The A Chords

Prepared by Alan Humm

Chord files color and symbol key1

1 All fingerings should be interpreted as suggestions, not as requirements.

• Verticle lines are strings.
• Horizontal lines are frets.
• The double line at the top is the nut.

• The numbers at the top of each diagram are suggested fingerings.
• 0 on top means that string is played open
• The red Vs point to the lowest sounding roots.
• X at the top represents a string that is not played
• Curved lines in the fingering area indicate a barre (one finger holding down multiple strings).
• The dots are where you put your fingers.
• Hollow dots are alternate notes for the same chord.
x on the string means that it should be blocked, usually with the finger on the next lowest string.

Color code:
Red = root or 1st.
Dark Yellow = 2nd.
Green = 3rd.
Greenish Blue = 4th.
Blue = 5th.
Pink = 6th.
Purple = 7th.

Minors and majors are not distinguished by color, but they are predictable: Minor chords receive both minor thirds and minor sixths. Sevenths are minor unless otherwise specified.

Major forms
A chord graph A2 chord graph A6 chord graph A7 chord graph Amaj7 chord graph
A9 chord graph A11 chord graph A13 chord graph blank chord graph A+ chord graph
Minor forms
Am chord graph Am2 chord graph Am6 chord graph Am7 chord graph AmMaj7 chord graph
Am9 chord graph Am11 chord graph Am13 chord graph A7 chord graph A%7 chord graph
Altered third forms
Asus2 chord graph Asus4 chord graph A7sus2 chord graph A7sus4 chord graph Ano3 chord graph
Mobile forms
A chord graph G_form A graph E_form A graph D_form A graph C_form A graph

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