Say I have a simple chord progression say something like E - G#m - B - A, and I want to play these chords open instead of the usuals positions at the bottom of the neck. How do I go about doing that ! Basically when is a chord open ? How do I play a normal chord like a C or G open ?
when you've got open strings happening

for example
is an open C chord

would be a C barre chord

all those other chords at the start of the neck are "open chords" (E, Em, A, Am, G, C, D, B7....)

I think the open strings give it a different tonal quality compared to other ways to play it
Quote by GNR's Fan
Oke so I can play C for example open on x 0 10 9 8 0 ?

I that was a typo and you meant x 10 10 9 8 0, yeah, that's c-chord, but it's not open.

Those are open chords.

EDIT: holy huge picture and/or copyright infringement.
Last edited by bananaboy at Feb 10, 2008,
lol @ the copy right infringement above ^^^

The basic C open shape is the one given above

A 3
E (3)
Quote by cakemonster91

*chuckle* A peanut. With a face.

Go to your staff paper and re-write this song a half step down so on the paper it'll be like you have a "C" just move it down to a "B#"

Know your theory, then play like you don't.