Dansm's Guitar Chord Theory

Dansm's Guitar Chord List
Welcome to Dansm's Guitar Chord List. My name is Dan Smith, I'm a first-year grad student at Harvard, and I've been playing guitar for 5 years now. This page provides a comprehensive list of all important guitar chords. If you don't understand the notation I use, check out my explanation of chord notation. To better understand why these chords are formed this way, check out my page on Guitar Chord Theory. If you are a beginner, make sure you also check out Dansm's Advice for Beginning Guitarists and my Beginner's Guide to Chords. If you have any questions on chords you don't see here, please e-mail me.

Wolfgang Schneider has created a great JavaScript Chord Generator. In addition, I encourage you to visit my Chord Theory Page to learn why those chords are formed that way instead of memorizing them from this page or from the generator.

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Some of these chords require you to wrap your thumb around the neck to fret the sixth string. When this is necessary, I have indicated it with (thumb on 6th).
Jump to: | A | Bb | B | C | C# | D | Eb | E | F | F# | G | G# |

Remember, Bb=A#, Db=C#, Ab=G#, Gb=F#, Eb=D#

A Chords
A
Asus2
Asus4
A6
A7
Amaj7
Am
Am7
Am7/G
dansm x02220
x02200
x02230
x02222
x02020 or x02223
x02120 or x02224
x02210
x02010
3x2010



Bb Chords
Bb
Bbm
Bbm7
Bbmaj7
dansm x13331
x13321
x13121
x13231



B Chords
B
B7
Bm
Bm7
Bsus4
dansm x24442
x24242 or 21202
x24432
x24232
x24452



C Chords
C
C7
Cm
Cm7
Cmaj7
C/B
C/G
Cadd9
CaddG
dansm x32010
x32310
x35543
x35343
x32000
x2x010
332010
x32030
x32013



C# Chords
C#
C#m
C#m7
dansm x46664
x46654
x46454



D Chords
D
D7
Dm
Dm7
D/F#
Dsus2
Dsus4
dansm xx0232
xx0212
xx0231
xx0211
200232 (thumb on 6th)
xx0230
xx0233



Eb Chords
Eb
Ebm
dansm xx5343 or x65046
x68876



E Chords
E
Em
Em7
E7
E/G#
Esus4
dansm 022100
022000
022030
020100 or 022130
4x2400
022200



F Chords
F
Fm
Fm7
Fmaj7
F/G
dansm 133211 or 103211 (thumb on 6th)
133111
131111
103210 (thumb on 6th)
303211 (thumb on 6th)



F# Chords
F#
F#m
F#m7
F#7
dansm 244322
244222
242222
242322



G Chords
G
Gm
Gm7
G6
G7
Gmaj7
G9
Gsus4
G/B
G/F#
dansm 320003 or 320033
355333
353333
3x2003
320001
3x0032
30323x
3x0013
x20033
2x0003



G# Chords
G#
G#7
G#m
G#m7
G#sus4
dansm 466544
464544
466444
464444
466644


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1998 Daniel E. Smith. Last updated 10-9-98