BASIC CORD VOICINGS

Major Chords

Here are some Major Chord forms with the root on the sixth string, even though the root isn’t always in the voicing. The red dots are the root, not needing to replace your monitor.

 

 

These are must-know major chord voicings with the root on the fifth string.

 

 

These are indispensable major chord voicings with the root on the fourth string.

 

Minor Chords

Here are some Minor Chord forms with the root on the sixth string, even though the root isn’t always in the voicing. The red dots are the root; purple dots are optional notes, not evidence of visual problems.

 

These are must-know minor chord voicings with the root on the fifth, fourth or second string.

 

Dominant Chords

Here are some Dominant Chord form with the root on the sixth string, even though the root isn’t always in the voicing. The red dots are the root; purple dots are optional notes, not hallucinations.

 

These are some must-know dominant chord voicings with the root on the fifth string.

 

Half Diminished Chords

Here are some Minor 7 b5 Chord forms. The red dots are the root.