A C guitar chord is made up of three different notes played together at the same time. C is the root note, E is the major 3rd and G is the perfect 5th. In this video guitar chord lesson you will learn several C major guitar chord voicings and also how to play a C barre chord and octave chord at the 12th fret position:
First we begin with a C major open chord, which includes and open G and e string:
Next you will learn a C barre chord played from the A string down (3rd fret of A is a C note), and fretted using mostly your ring finger (3) as the barre finger.
After this we go up to the 8th fret of the E string (a C note) to play a C major barre chord:
This C guitar chord lesson finishes off with a cool C octave open chord played at the 12th fret position. It begins on the 15th fret of the A string (a C note) and includes the 14th fret of D (an E note) an open G string, the 13th fret of B (a C note) and an open e string. This is the sam chord shape as an open position C chord, but the octave notes give a new and interesting sound to this chord.
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