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|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..
Here are 6 voicings of the Cmaj guitar chord, with a chord chart to each voicings' fingering.
When playing barre chords, make sure you move your wrist forward further than you would with open chords, this allows for more added pressure to your first finger.
Switching between chords is a great way of learning to play new chords, try it out!