C Major chord intervals and notes
Intervals 1 - 3 - 5
Notes in C maj C - E - G

Major chords are triads, also known as three note chords. The 3 notes that make up major chords are the 1st - 3rd - 5th interval notes counted from the root, ascending as per the major scale. Major chords are often inverted, meaning that we change the order of the notes to 3 - 5 - 1 for example. 5 - 1 - 3 is another popular inveret form of major chords..

C Major Chord Charts, Fingering, Voicings

Here are 6 voicings of the Cmaj guitar chord, with a chord chart to each voicings' fingering.

Chord learning tip 1.

Stretch your fingers before you start practicing, locked up fingers will not function the same as warmed up fingers.

Chord learning tip 2.

Keep your hand loose, rather than stiff and hard. A loose hand is essential for playing chords and switching between them.

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