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How To Read Chord Diagrams

Daniel October 22, 2021
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Someimtes referred to as names like “Chord Boxes”, Chord Diagrams are simply drawn pictures of chords (hence the name “chord diagrams”).

Here, we will learn how to read them, however don’t get too caught up on this. The proceeding videos will teach you how to play the chord shapes, so you can come back to this video and refresh your memory any time.

The Video Lesson:


  • Chord diagrams are a written form of chord shapes
  • They are simply a picture of a chord
  • The horizontal lines represent frets
  • The vertical lines represent strings
  • The dots are for our finger placement

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