#1
Hello,

i was wondering if anyone knows a site on guitar chords that show you how to place your fingers in attempting to produce the desired chord.

TIA
#4
actually I'm having a similar problem and i need to figure out the proper voicings for songs.. is there anyway to just figure out how to play those crazy 6Ths and 9ths and 13 chords without knowing over 64,000 different chords... because i know how to play a 7th... whether its a Cm7 or a B7 or an Eb7 so why can't i do the same with like a 6th?
#5
most are just basci shapes that slide up and down the fretboard. once you know one, you know them all. just move your hands, be suprised. try it all your friends are doing it.
All my guitars are old enough to buy beer, are You?
#6
To figure out a chord, you can use the CAGED system.

This uses 5 shapes based around the 5 open position chords:


[B]C[/B]
|-o-|---|---|---|
|---|-[b]o[/b]-|---|---|
|-o-|---|---|---|
|---|---|-o-|---|
|---|---|---|-[b]o[/b]-|
|---|---|---|---|

[B]A[/B]
|-o-|---|---|
|---|---|-o-|
|---|---|-[b]o[/b]-|
|---|---|-o-|
|-[b]o[/b]-|---|---|
|---|---|---|

[B]G[/B]
|---|---|---|-[b]o[/b]-|
|-o-|---|---|---|
|-[b]o[/b]-|---|---|---|
|-o-|---|---|---|
|---|---|-o-|---|
|---|---|---|-[b]o[/b]-|

[B]E[/B]
|-[b]o[/b]-|---|---|
|-o-|---|---|
|---|-o-|---|
|---|---|-[b]o[/b]-|
|---|---|-o-|
|-[b]o[/b]-|---|---|

[B]D[/B]
|---|---|-o-|---|
|---|---|---|-[b]o[/b]-|
|---|---|-o-|---|
|-[b]o[/b]-|---|---|---|
|---|---|---|---|
|---|---|---|---|


From these we get the CAGED major scale shapes:


[B]C[/B]
|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|
|-o-|-[b]o[/b]-|---|-o-|
|-o-|---|-o-|---|
|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|
|-o-|---|-o-|-[b]o[/b]-|
|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|

[b]A[/b]
|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|
|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|---|
|---|-o-|-[b]o[/b]-|---|---|
|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|
|-[b]o[/b]-|---|-o-|---|-o-|
|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|

[b]G[/b]
|-o-|---|-o-|-[b]o[/b]-|---|
|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|---|
|-[b]o[/b]-|---|-o-|---|---|
|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|
|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|---|
|-o-|---|-o-|-[b]o[/b]-|---|

[b]E[/b]
|-[b]o[/b]-|---|-o-|---|-o-|
|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|
|---|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|
|---|-o-|-[b]o[/b]-|---|-o-|
|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|
|-[b]o[/b]-|---|-o-|---|-o-|

[b]D[/b]
|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|---|
|-o-|---|-o-|-[b]o[/b]-|---|
|-o-|---|-o-|---|---|
|-[b]o[/b]-|---|-o-|---|-o-|
|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|
|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|---|

And the CAGED natural minor shapes:

C
|---|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|
|---|-[b]o[/b]-|---|-o-|-o-|
|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|---|
|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|---|
|-o-|-o-|---|-[b]o[/b]-|---|
|---|-o-|---|-o-|---|

A
|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|
|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|
|-o-|---|-[b]o[/b]-|---|
|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|
|-[b]o[/b]-|---|-o-|-o-|
|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|

G
|---|-o-|---|-[b]o[/b]-|---|
|---|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|
|-[b]o[/b]-|---|-o-|-o-|---|
|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|---|
|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|---|
|---|-o-|---|-[b]o[/b]-|---|

E
|---|-[b]o[/b]-|---|-o-|-o-|
|---|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|
|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|---|
|---|-o-|---|-[b]o[/b]-|---|
|---|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|
|---|-[b]o[/b]-|---|-o-|-o-|

D
|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|---|
|---|-o-|---|-[b]o[/b]-|---|
|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|---|
|-[b]o[/b]-|---|-o-|-o-|---|
|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|---|
|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|---|


From the major scale you can find major chords, and from the minor scale minor chords. For chords that use notes from both scales (eg a dominant 7th chord has a major 3rd and a flattened 7th - here, the maj3 is only in the major scale, and the b7 is only in the minor scale), simply adjust the major scale to meet the chord formula.

So a C shape major 7th chord can be:

|-o-|---|---|---|
|-o-|---|---|---|
|-o-|---|---|---|
|---|---|-o-|---|
|---|---|---|-[b]o[/b]-|
|---|---|---|---|


And with the root on the A on the 5th string at the 12th fret, we can get Amaj7 ( x 12 11 9 9 9).
#7
DANG! I have alot to learn...oh well back to my metronome setting of 40 and trying to switch a,d,e without mising a beat.
#8
Quote by blue_strat
blah blah blah


Yes, I kinda know that stuff... but how are 6th and 13th and add9's formed!??!?

i told you i already know how to play 7ths... thats easy
#9
just play with it. usually add9's are just chording one string one fret higher with the normal chord shape of not fretting a chord.

For instance, Dadd9 is played with the normal D chord shape, but on the e string you fret one fret higher than a D natural.
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#10
thanks, but i actually ment something else, but nm figured it out.

Another question does anyone know a good guitar chord program, where i can enter the chord and it will show me?

rather than having to come online. Not a chord book.