Major Chords

What is a Major Chord?

A major chord is a triad of three notes (or more) containing only a root, its major third and its perfect fifth (I, III, V) as shown in the schematic above.

There can be multiple versions of each of these notes by fretting the same note on different strings. Sometimes the same note is repeated, other times the note is duplicated one octave higher. In each case, though, the character of the chord is preserved.
Open String Major Chords

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