A Chord (Easy, Medium and Hard)

A Major Chord Easy Medium Hard

Here are three ways to play the A chord (easy, medium and hard). The easy version is the classic ‘open A chord’. The medium version is a root-6 A barre chord, played on the 5th fret. The hard version is similar to the open C chord shape, with the first finger barring the bottom three strings.

Easy Version

  • 1st finger on the 2nd fret of the 4th string.
  • 2nd finger on the 2nd fret of the 3rd string.
  • 3rd finger on the 2nd fret of the 2nd string.

Medium Version

  • 1st finger barres all strings on the 4th fret.
  • 3rd finger on the 6th fret of the 5th string.
  • 4th finger on the 6th fret of the 4th string.
  • 2nd finger on the 5th fret of the 3rd string.

Hard Version

  • 4th finger on the 12th fret of the 5th string.
  • 3rd finger on the 11th fret of the 4th string.
  • 2nd finger on the 10th fret of the 2nd string.
  • 1st finger barres the first 9th fret of the first 3 strings.

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