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Old 08-13-2019, 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Walken After Midnight View Post
While E and B shape barre chords are the most common, one can also use C, D and G shaped barres. One can use the acronym C-A-G-E-D to play the same chord in various positions along the guitar fretboard. Here are various positions to play a C major chord:

1) C shape (fretted notes/strings low to high), x32010 = C major
2) A shape, x-3-5-5-5-3 = C major
3) G shape, 8-7-5-5-5-8 = C major (simplified version: xxx558)
4) E shape, 8-10-10-9-8-8 = C major
5) D shape, x-x-10-12-13-12 = C major

Then the cycle repeats with a C shape again: x-15-14-12-13-12
My hand isn't big enough to move the C, G, and D shapes out of the open position. So am I just screwed?
*I'm experimenting with E, em, and es and emself as pronouns that do not indicate any specific gender nor exclude any specific gender.