Guitar Chord Library

An Illustrated Guide to Playing Guitar Chords

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Trying to find how to play a particular guitar chord? Check out this library of guitar chords, and click the appropriate link to see an illustration for that guitar chord. If you don't understand how to interpret the chords shown, be sure to read about how to interpret guitar chord charts.

NOTE: There are many ways to play each type of guitar chord. This chart is not comprehensive, it just provides a few of the more common ways to play each guitar chord.

AB♭ (A♯)BCD♭ (C♯)DE♭ (D♯)EFG♭ (F♯)GA♭
A5B♭5B5C5D♭5D5E♭5E5F5G♭5G5A♭5
AmajorB♭majorBmajorCmajorD♭majorDmajorE♭majorEmajorFmajorG♭majorGmajorA♭major
Asus2B♭sus2Bsus2Csus2D♭sus2Dsus2E♭sus2Esus2Fsus2G♭sus2Gsus2A♭sus2
Asus4B♭sus4Bsus4Csus4D♭sus4Dsus4E♭sus4Esus4Fsus4G♭sus4Gsus4A♭sus4
A6B♭6B6C6D♭6D6E♭6E6F6G♭6G6A♭6
Amaj7B♭maj7Bmaj7Cmaj7D♭maj7Dmaj7E♭maj7Emaj7Fmaj7G♭maj7Gmaj7A♭maj7
Amaj13B♭maj13Bmaj13Cmaj13D♭maj13Dmaj13E♭maj13Emaj13Fmaj13G♭maj13Gmaj13A♭maj13
A7B♭7B7C7D♭7D7E♭7E7F7G♭7G7A♭7
A9B♭9B9C9D♭9D9E♭9E9F9G♭9G9A♭9
A13B♭13B13C13D♭13D13E♭13E13F13G♭13G13A♭13
A7♯9B♭7♯9B7♯9C7♯9D♭7♯9D7♯9E♭7♯9E7♯9F7♯9G♭7♯9G7♯9A♭7♯9
A7sus2B♭7sus2B7sus2C7sus2D♭7sus2D7sus2E♭7sus2E7sus2F7sus2G♭7sus2G7sus2A♭7sus2
A7sus4B♭7sus4B7sus4C7sus4D♭7sus4D7sus4E♭7sus4E7sus4F7sus4G♭7sus4G7sus4A♭7sus4
AminorB♭minorBminorCminorD♭minorDminorE♭minorEminorFminorG♭minorGminorA♭minor
Amin7B♭min7Bmin7Cmin7D♭min7Dmin7E♭min7Emin7Fmin7G♭min7Gmin7A♭min7
Amin9B♭min9Bmin9Cmin9D♭min9Dmin9E♭min9Emin9Fmin9G♭min9Gmin9A♭min9

 

Looking for chord paper to jot down these guitar chord shapes? If so, you'll find all you need on the printable guitar chord sheet page.

Trying to find out how to play slash chords (guitar chords that look like this: D/F# or Amin/E)? Then read this guitar lesson on slash chords.

Guitarists looking for information on scales should take a look at the guitar scales library.

If you're looking to practice moving from chord to chord, check out this lesson on switching chords quickly.

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Cross, Dan. "Guitar Chord Library." ThoughtCo, Mar. 7, 2017, thoughtco.com/illustrated-guitar-chord-library-1712874. Cross, Dan. (2017, March 7). Guitar Chord Library. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/illustrated-guitar-chord-library-1712874 Cross, Dan. "Guitar Chord Library." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/illustrated-guitar-chord-library-1712874 (accessed October 22, 2017).