Unlock and Explore the Chord Shapes and Harmonic Order of ALL Major and Minor Guitar Chords.
This might sound a little daunting, though it comes down to a few basic shapes and their playing positions on the Guitar Fret.
As you look and play through this Chart, you will see how the Major and Minor Guitar chord shapes change and move. This makes it easy to find and play all possible Major and Minor Guitar Chords and remain in Key.
The Major and Minor Guitar Chords Chart brings your eye in to the chord shapes and their playing positions on the Guitar Fret. Each finger position is color-coded, subliminally teaching you the note positions as you explore chord shapes.
Major and Minor Chords are the staple of modern Music and bringing this to life is the Major – Minor Chord Pattern Chart. This chart shows the ﬁnger positions for each note within each of the Major and Minor Guitar Chords.
Notice that the chord shapes remain the same, yet the chord changes depending on where it is played. As the shape progresses up the fret board one step it changes to the next chord. E.g. F to F#, then to G Major.
Using the Major – Minor Guitar Chords chart, spend some time noticing how these patterns move and change. The chart has been organised in a progressing order, meaning that major chords on the left side of the page are harmonically balanced with each other and to their immediate right are their related minors.
Using the Major – Minor Guitar Chord chart play the chords immediately above or below or to the left or right to remain in Key. Experiment with different chord positions and combinations. Through this practice resource, you will soon get a feel for how the chord patterns move up and down your guitar neck.
Here are two of the Minor Chord Patterns, the ﬁrst A Minor from the open fret position and the next A Minor with a barre of the 5th fret.
For a more comprehensive list of Chord Shapes see the Movable Guitar Chords Chart. All Major and Minor Chord Shapes are listed there too.