Chords are musical devices made of a set of pitches or notes, usually three or more, often strummed so as to sound simultaneously, but also picked individually in arpeggiated patterns. Chord finger patterns are part and parcel to guitar playing and an ever-increasing vocabulary of chords is a worthy pursuit. I’ve organized some chord knowledge in ways that make more sense to me.

8 Basic Open Chords

Power Chords [5ths]

4 Basic Barre Chord Forms

4 Lesser Known Barre Chord Forms

4-Note Chords [7ths]

The Moveable Diatonic 7th Chord Set

3-String Triads

More Moveable4-Note Chords

Chord Inversions and Slash Chords

Drop 2 Voicings on Strings 1-4