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5 ways to play open chord shapes - Kuwait Music

Play open chord shapes !

Knowledge Base guitarchords

Published on July 3rd, 2013 | by Caesar (ENGAGE)

Play Open chord shapes!

Open chord shapes, simply put, are a nice way to make your guitar sound harmonious and “full”. Try them out!

Reading the chords below:

E = eadgbe (the strings from left to right)
E = 022100 (the numbers indicate where to put your fingers on the fret)

E string = 0 – you play an open string. (no fingers on the fret)
A string = 2 – put your finger on the 2nd fret.
D string = 2 – put your next finger on the 2nd fret.
G string = 1 – put your next finger on the 1st fret.
B string = 0 – you play an open string. (no fingers on the fret)
E string = 0 – you play an open string. (no fingers on the fret)

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1 – D shapes

xx0232
xx0454
xx0565
xx0787
xx09 10 9
xx0 10 11 10
xx0 12 13 12
xx0 14 15 14

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2 – Open chords in the key of A

x02020
x04030
x05050
x07070
x09080
x0 11 0 10 0
x0 12 0 12 0
x0 14 0 14 0

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3– Fsus2 shapes

x33011
x55033
x10 10 088

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4 – F#m7(11) shapes

2×2200
4×4400
5×5500
7×7700
9×9900
10×10 10 00
12×12 12 00

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5 – Dmaj7sus2 shapes

xx0220
xx0550
xx0770
xx0990
xx0 10 10 0
xx0 12 12 0
xx0 14 14 0

 

Source: Guitarhabits

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