The A Major chord is one of the most common and popular chords on the guitar. The open A chord is one of the first chords that most guitarists learn, and it has been used in countless songs across many genres.

Some Quick A Chord Theory

  • The A Major chord contains the notes A, C# and E.
  • The A Major chord is produced by playing the 1st (root), 3rd and 5th notes of the A Major scale.
  • The A Major chord (just like all Major chords) contains the following intervals (from the root note): Major 3rd, minor 3rd, Perfect 4th (back to the root note).
  • In the key of A, the following chords will compliment the A chord: A, Bm, C#m, D, E, F#m, G#diminished.

10 Ways To Play The A Major Chord

If you’ve come to this page just to view some chord diagrams for A, here they are.

A Chord Guitar - 10 Shapes

Further Reading

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