C Guitar Chord

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The basic position for the C chord is the following:

  • first (index) finger on string 2 – fret 1
  • second (middle) finger on string 3 – fret 2
  • third (ring) finger on string 5 – fret 3

In this case, the string 6 is not played.

C Guitar Chord

Text tab version of C chord:

C Guitar Chord Tab

E |--0----||
B |--1----||
G |--0----||
D |--2----||
A |--3----||
E |-------||

The C guitar chord can also be played as follows:

  • first (index) finger on string 2 – fret 1
  • second (middle) finger on string 3 – fret 2
  • third (ring) finger on string 6 – fret 3
  • fourth (pinky) finger on string 5 – fret 3

C Guitar Chord Full

Text tab version of the second variant of C chord:

C Guitar Chord Tab

E |--0----||
B |--1----||
G |--0----||
D |--2----||
A |--3----||
E |--3----||

Another variation of C chord that can be played for changing the sound of a long C strumming is the following:

  • second (middle) finger on string 4 – fret 2
  • third (ring) finger on string 5 – fret 3
  • fourth (pinky) finger on string 2 – fret 3

Also in this case, the string 6 is not played.

C Guitar Chord Variation

Text tab version of this variant of C chord:

C Guitar Chord Variation

E |--0----||
B |--3----||
G |--0----||
D |--2----||
A |--3----||
E |-------||

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