Major Guitar Barre Chord Charts Added!

A major chordOur list of guitar chords has been updated with the most common major barre chords! These barre chords bar all of the strings (except the first type of F major chord).

If you are just learning your barre chords for guitar, be patient! It may come quick for some, but more than often, it requires time to build up the adequate amount of strength in your fingers and wrist to be able to play a clean barre chord. I won’t lie to you. Barre chords can be hard! So give it time.

On these barre chord chart diagrams, you’ll notice that there is a little marking to the left of the diagram that has a number and “fr.” like 3fr. and 5fr. These markings indicate what fret you play the barre chord position on. So if the markings say, 3fr., you’d play the barre chord on the 3rd fret.

You can view the whole list of guitar chords here!

Major Guitar Barre Chords

F major
F major chord
G major
G major chord
Bb major
Bb major chord
D major
D major chord
F major
F major chord
Ab major
Ab major chord
C major
C major chord
F# major
F# major chord
A major
A major chord
C# major
C# major chord
 
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Brett McQueen is a musician, songwriter, and the founder and editor of Guitar Friendly and Ukulele Tricks. Learn more about him here and follow him on Twitter at @GuitarFriendly.

Comments

  1. Mary

    Brett, whats the cord for C2 and Em7?
    i tried looking for it here but i cant seem to find it. please help!

    • Karim

      Hey Mary:

      Would you please give me the names of the 3 chords listed below, I just know their location on the guitar and I need to know their names urgently:

      1- 6th fret, 3rd string + 7th fret, 4th string

      2- 8th fret, 3rd string + 9th fret 4th and 5th strings (looks typical to the E-major chord but this one starts from the 8th fret) .

      3- This is a bar chord:
      4th fret (all strings) + 5th fret, second string + 6th fret, 3rd and 4th strings

      Would really appreciate your help!

      Thanks in advance.
      Karim

    • Karim

      Hey Brett:

      Would you please give me the names of the 3 chords listed below, I just know their location on the guitar and I need to know their names urgently:

      1- 6th fret, 3rd string + 7th fret, 4th string

      2- 8th fret, 3rd string + 9th fret 4th and 5th strings (looks typical to the E-major chord but this one starts from the 8th fret) .

      3- This is a bar chord:
      4th fret (all strings) + 5th fret, second string + 6th fret, 3rd and 4th strings

      Would really appreciate your help!

      Thanks in advance.
      Karim

  2. Mary,

    The C2 (or also known as the Cadd9) chord can be played like so:

    e |–3–|
    B |–3–|
    G |–0–|
    D |–2–|
    A |–3–|
    E |–x–|

    An Em7 is played just a little bit differently from a C2 chord. An Em7 looks like this:

    e |–3–|
    B |–3–|
    G |–0–|
    D |–2–|
    A |–2–|
    E |–0–|

    If this way of showing you the fingering is confusing, that’s because it is in “tab”. I wrote a post on how to read tab here: http://www.guitarfriendly.net/2008/05/learn-to-read-guitar-tabs/

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