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Shown is a listing of the more commonly used “A” Chord positions.


Common A Major Chord Positions


Fig.1 Open A Major Chord 


Fig.1 The most common “A Chord” is the Open A Major Chord which is played off the open A string.


A Power Chord


Fig.2. A variation of the Open A Chord is the “A Power Chord” in which only the 4th &5th strings are played. This Chord is easy to play and is used a lot in Rock music. It is also known as the” Power 5th” as it uses only the 1st & 5th Degree of the A Major Scale.


A Major Bar Chord


Fig.3. The “A Bar Chord” is played using the E SHAPE at the 5th fret. The Root note is the “A Note” on the 5th fret of the 6th string.


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Fig.4. Am (A Minor) Chord in its most common position.


Am Bar Chord


Fig.5. The “Am Bar Chord” is played using the Em SHAPE at the 5th fret. The Root note is the “A Note” on the 5th fret of the 6th string.


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A7 Chord


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