Basic Guitar Chords: Chart with Common Chords for Beginners

    🎸 Just an easy one-pager with guitar chord diagrams for basic and common beginner-friendly guitar chords.

    This includes the most common open chords and non-barre chords for major, minor, diminished, augmented and dominant chords.

    The chord diagrams include suggested finger positions.

    For more guitar chords and for more advanced chord positions, checkout the tool for guitar chords.

    Guitar Fingers

    1 Index finger
    2 Middle finger
    3 Ring finger
    4 Pinky

    Reading guitar diagrams

    • The low E string is the vertical line on the left and the high E string is the vertical line on the right
    • O means an open string
    • X means that the string is not strum

    Major & Major 7th Guitar Chords

    C major
    C E G

    321EADGBE

    C major 7th
    C E G B

    231EADGBE

    D major
    D F A

    132EADGBE

    E major
    E G B

    1243EADGBE

    E major
    E G B

    231EADGBE

    E major 7th
    E G B D

    312EADGBE

    F major
    F A C

    3fr1243EADGBE

    F major 7th
    F A C E

    321EADGBE

    G major
    G B D

    213EADGBE

    A major
    A C E

    123EADGBE

    Dominant Guitar Chords

    C7
    C E G B

    3241EADGBE

    D7
    D F A C

    213EADGBE

    E7
    E G B D

    21EADGBE

    G7
    G B D F

    321EADGBE

    A7
    A C E G

    23EADGBE

    B7
    B D F A

    2134EADGBE

    Minor & Minor 7th Guitar Chords

    C minor
    C E G

    3214EADGBE

    C minor 7th
    C E G B

    2134EADGBE

    C minor
    C E G

    4213EADGBE

    D minor
    D F A

    231EADGBE

    E minor
    E G B

    1342EADGBE

    E minor
    E G B

    23EADGBE

    E minor 7th
    E G B D

    2EADGBE

    F minor
    F A C

    3fr1342EADGBE

    G minor
    G B D

    2134EADGBE

    A minor
    A C E

    231EADGBE

    Diminished Guitar Chords

    C dim
    C E G

    4123EADGBE

    C dim
    C E G

    4123EADGBE

    D dim
    D F A

    12EADGBE

    E dim
    E G B

    123EADGBE

    F dim
    F A C

    231EADGBE

    G dim
    G B D

    3142EADGBE

    A dim
    A C E

    132EADGBE

    B dim
    B D F

    32EADGBE

    Augmented Guitar Chords

    D+
    D F A

    231EADGBE

    E+
    E G B

    4312EADGBE

    G+
    G B D

    321EADGBE

    A+
    A C E

    4231EADGBE

    B+
    B D F

    21EADGBE
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