I know this may seem like a silly question but... what exactly do the x's and o's in the chord diagrams mean? Are the o's open-notes or what?
Last edited by wheelz1045 at Mar 16, 2009,
O represents an open strings X represents stings you don't play.
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Does that apply to all chords?

Here is where I'm getting confused at.

A G is:


e ---|---|-x-|---|---|
B ---|---|---|---|---|
G ---|---|---|---|---|
D ---|---|---|---|---|
A ---|-x-|---|---|---|
E ---|---|-x-|---|---|

In this case, the x's mean fretted notes, and there are obviously open notes in it that aren't marked.

But then you take a look at CMaj7


e ---|---|---|---|---|
B ---|---|---|---|---|
G ---|---|---|---|---|
D ---|-x-|---|---|---|
A ---|---|-x-|---|---|
E ---|---|-o-|---|---|

Why exactly is that o placed on the 3rd fret? Is it a fretted note like the x's?
^ In the second example you posted, the O means that string is not played.

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