C Major Chord
♦ Learn the proper fingering for the C major chord
♦ Play the chord clearly
♦ Visualize the chord pattern
Now it’s time to learn our next chord which is the C major chord. Because it is one of the primary open chords it is one that you will see and play a lot.
The C chord is formed with the 3rd finger on the 3rd fret of the 5th string, the 2nd finger on the 2nd fret of the 4th string, and the 1st finger of the 1st fret of the 2nd string. The 3rd string and 1st string are played open.
Note: The 6th string is not played and should be muted.
Now let’s try playing the C chord. Concentrate on getting your left hand fingers in position and making sure each note sounds clearly. Don’t worry too much about right hand technique. Just strum the chord with your pick or thumb.