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Chords Lesson

4th String Root Vertical Chord Shapes

Difficulty: intermediate

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In this lesson, we will study chord shapes using a 4th string root note with our fretting hand positioned vertically up the neck.

Let's start by examining a set of shapes that contain a major third. Click through the diagrams below to see the movement between shapes.


G Major


Let's now look at a similar progression of chord shapes with a 4th string root note and a minor third.


G Minor